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EDITORIAL 



It is without question that 
times are changing. The world 
has been shrinking and the 
news of the world is as close as 
the happenings in your 
neighborhood. Standard val- 
ues that in times past were 
accepted by the church and 
even society are not so stand- 
ard anymore. Educators are 
working with children from 
broken homes and single 
parent homes in greater 
numbers. Many of the church's 
rules and regulations are part 
of history. They are dealing 
with problems of how to 
minister to a society who 
needs the gospel. 

This is not an easy change 
for the local church and the 
changes in ministry are not 
going smoothly. How much 
does the church change to 
meet the challenge and how 
much should it change? Can 
the church make big social 
changes without lowering 
biblical standards? 

It has been suggested that 
the local church has all kinds 
of new competition within its 
ranks. The average church at- 
tender hears many more ser- 
mons from a person other 
than his own pastor. With 
Christian radio and TV, it is 
probable the Christian will 
hear at least three times as 
many sermons from another 
preacher. Money is by-passing 
the local church in great 
amounts as well. There are in- 
deed challenges to keep the 
pace in ministry. 

All current research in- 
dicates that the middle age 
American does not care about 
the name of the church or the 
doctrine . . . but they do care 
about whether there is a Day 
Care Center associated with 
the church. 

If you have any interest in 



the local church, do not miss 
the December 17, 1990 issue 
of Newsweek. The feature 
article is "And the Children 
Shall Lead Them— Young 
Americans Return to God." A 
couple of highlights suggest 
the situation — some churches 
are cutting the message, 
banishing hellfire and damna- 
tion and the church label. This 
generation chooses churches 
like a local restaurant and with 
the same loyalty. The Kwik- 
Scan Bible is in. Second Bap- 
tist at Houston has 64 softball 
teams, 48 basketball teams, 84 
volleyball, soccer and flag 
teams. The Family Life Center 
has six bowling lanes, two 
basketball courts, an indoor 
jogging track, racquetball 
courts, weight and aerobic 
rooms plus a music room and 
a 500 member choir. Just your 
average local church! 

Support groups are in . . . 
from women who love too 
much to overeaters anon- 
ymous. Says the leader "if it 
flies, let it stay, we are wound- 
ed healers." But the rub comes 
when "sin" is approached. It 
seems there is a keen eye for 
the sins of society, but the area 
of personal sin is kind of lost. 

The local church does have 
a challenge ... to retain the 
purity of God's word and 
somehow find the method of 
getting it to persons who are 
lost in sin. The question is 
whether we have caught the 
challenge to meet the tem- 
poral needs of persons and lost 
the long range eternal, 
spiritual needs of the soul. The 
body has become very impor- 
tant to our generation, but 
there is still an eternal soul 
that needs ministry. Oh, for a 
balance between the two that 
meets the standard of the eter- 
nal God, whom we serve. 




The 

Changing 

Role 

Of the 

Local 

Church 



by Charles W. Turner 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



ifaiiimp S3 Nn.1 ^^^ January 15, 199 



Volume 53 No.l 




3 Editorial 

The Changing 
Role of the 
Local Church 

Charles W. Turner 

5 BEM 
Is America on 
the Verge 
of Revival? 



6 Home Missions 

Dedication of 
the Navtech 
Center 



8 Fellowship Happenings 13 Grace Schools 

Personal Seminary offers 

Reflections: a New Degree 

The Baptism/ Program 

Membership 
Debate 

Richard Horner 14 Fellowship News 



10 Devotional 

The Greek 
Word Agape 

J. Paul Dowdy 



16 WMC 

A Chain of Love 




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HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



Is America on the Verge of Revival? 

The Northwest Renewal 



(First of a three-part series examining current 
trends in our nation. Condensed from the 
National and International Religion Report, Oct. 
8, '90. Used by Permission) 

A spiritual renewal movement among pastors in 
the Pacific Northwest has received national 
attention and sparked hopes among a growing 
number of leaders across the U.S. that a genuine 
"revival" of authentic Christianity may soon be 
ignited. Terry Dirks, Vice President of Multnomah 
School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon, and an 
Evangelical Free Church minister, does not go so 
far as to say that a full-fledged spiritual awakening 
is sweeping his region, but he insists that the 
phenomenon occurring among Christian leaders 
in the two-state area is unlike anything he has ever 
witnessed in his ministry of over 20 years. 

Only 3 percent 

of Washington's residents 

attend church, 

the lowest figure 

in the nation, 
statisticians say. 

The so-called Northwest Renewal effort began 
when Multnomah President Joe Aldridge was 
disturbed by data that classifies the Pacific North- 
west region as spiritually desolate. Only 3 percent 
of Washington's residents attend church, the 
lowest figure in the nation, statisticians say. 
Oregon holds the second-lowest church atten- 
dance rate. The typical pastor in the area, Aldridge 
noticed, was discouraged and dillusioned, having 
little hope that evangelism efforts would ever 
succeed. 

Acting on the theory that a genuine revival can 
be ignited only after church leaders have been 
"renewed and retooled," Aldridge organized a 
pastors' prayer gathering in the Salem, Oregon 
area 18 months ago. It was not a typical ministerial 
meeting. The men traveled to a remote spot on the 
Oregon coast to pray, worship, and fellowship over 
a four-day period. Leaders representing Baptist, 
Episcopalian, Evangelical Free, Presbyterian, 
Methodist, Lutheran, and various charismatic and 
Pentecostal churches united to form a rare mixture 



of styles, tastes, and doctrines that have become 
characteristic of all other Northwest Renewal 
sessions. Denominational differences are ignored 
during the retreats. Prayer, brotherly affection, and 
the worship of Jesus Christ are emphasized. 
Communion is served each night, hymns are sung, 
but no preaching is allowed. 

Dirks pointed to several key factors in these 
meetings that have made them exceptional: (1) 
They are marked by candid confession of personal 
sin; (2) "denomination blinders" are removed as 
various leaders openly confess their hostilities and 
prejudices toward other pastors from different 
doctrinal backgrounds; and (3) the level of 
fellowship achieved during the meetings always 
produces a more permanent expression of unity 
and cooperation in the localities represented. 

Ron Boehme, a Youth With a Mission leader, 
participated in a Memorial Day weekend retreat 
involving 60 pastors. At one point, an Assembly 
of God minister stood to his feet, with tears flow- 
ing, to announce that he was guilty of judging a 
conservative Baptist colleague in the room. "I was 
told in Bible school that you believed all the wrong 
things ... I thought you were elitist, " the AG 
pastor confessed. The Baptist replied: "I thought 
the same things about you. Would you forgive 
me?" Boehme said the two men met each other 
in the center of the room to embrace and shed 
more tears. 

Dirks noted that weeping is a common factor in 
the Northwest prayer retreats. It comes naturally 
in response to raw honesty about personal 
weaknesses in the lives of the participating 
leaders. Sometimes a chair would be placed in the 
center of their circle and men would voluntarily 
come to the front. Tears began to flow freely as men 
shared their hearts. Some were bound in the 
chains of lust. Others were struggling in their 
marriages. Some had grown up in the homes of 
alcoholics and were reaching out for love. The 
variety seemed endless, yet the response always 
was the same. As a man would share his need, 
other brothers from the audience would make 
their way up to the front to pray for and encourage 
the one who was baring his soul. It was so tender 
and yet so intense that it was almost impossible 
to get ones prayer in. Man after man came to the 
'hot seat' in front and went away built up and 
encouraged. (Continued next month) 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 



Dedication of the Navtech Center 



Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries include two 
major emphases: evangelism and education. 
Evangelism is accomplished, partially through the 
planting of Navajo Churches. At the present time, 
there are two churches on the reservation in New 
Mexico and one in Red Lake, Arizona. All three 
churches are pastored by native Americans. 
Evangelism and education are the goals of the 
Grace Christian Indian School where 110 students 
are enrolled in classes from first grade through 
twelfth. 

In preparation for the January 21 dedication of 
the Vocational Training and Vehicle Maintenance 
facility (the Navtech Center) at the Mission, several 
staff members were asked to comment on what 
they felt this new facility could mean to the 




The new Navtech Center at the Navajo Mission. 



Ministry Opportunity 

Available 

in Home Office 

The Grace Brethren Home Missions Coun- 
cil is seeking a qualified person to serve in its 
Winona Lake office as controller of its three 
corporations (Home Missions, Investment 
Foundation, Navajo Mission). The individual 
chosen for this position will manage the 
financial office of the Mission and should be 
experienced in accounting systems, financial 
analysis, computer support systems, and 
other management responsibilities. Inter- 
ested parties may request a job description 
and application by writing P.O. Box 587, 
Winona Lake, IN, 46590, Attn. Jesse Deloe, 
or phone 219/267-5161. 



ministry there. Here is the response from Bob 
Lathrop, veteran mechanic, who, with his wife 
Norma, has served at the Mission since 1966. 

"When I look at our new Navtech Center 
building I think of several things. I am glad to see 
that I can now get a school bus inside the building 
and shut the door against the wind, dust, rain, 
cold, and snow. Crawling around under a bus to 
change a broken leaf spring, or whatever else gives 
out, is soon to be done under much more pleasant 
circumstances than previously (outdoors in all 
kinds of weather). I am very thankful for the new 
circumstances. 




Before the Navtech Center, buses had to be 
repaired outdoors regardless of the weather. 

"My mind goes back to a bit of verse from an 
unknown source, 'God has no hands but our 
hands to do His work,' and it prompts other 
thoughts, as I view the new building. I see concrete 
and steel evidence of the hand of God that has 
moved to meet our needs so we can serve Him 
more effectively in reaching our community and 
preparing them to live God-honoring lives. 

"The hand of God. My hands did not build that 
building. Brethren men and women built it. Men 
and women from all over represented the hands 
of God reaching to a people who need our Lord 
Jesus and need to be built up in the faith and 
'prepared for every good work.' 

"Part of our Savior's preparation was a carpenter, 
and now we have a more adequate facility to teach 
carpentry to our people. We are also better 
equipped to teach metal working, welding, and 
mechanics skills. Hospitality is expected of Chris- 
tians, and we now have a dandy place to teach the 
culinary parts of that grace in the new home 
economics room. 

"We see that the hand of God (your hands that 
have prayed, given, and worked) has equipped us 
to serve our Lord even more effectively here at 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 



Counselor, New Mexico, and that is our desire, to 
serve Him. 

"Your hands ... I haven't even hinted at all of 
the hands through all of the years that God has 
used to build and support this work for His glory, 
but He knows them all. 

"Now we anticipate seeing God provide the 
additional support by your prayers and gifts to 
make all of these facilities bring Him glory as they 
are used to perform the purpose for which He 
intended them." 



Editor's note: The Navtech Center has been con- 
structed and furnished debt free through the 
generous gifts of many friends and the physical 
labor of a host of Yokefellows in the spring and 
summer of 1990. Friends of the Mission who have 
not yet responded to the opportunity to become 
a Provider of the Promise by contributing to the 
special campaign fund for the support of the Mis- 
sion are encouraged to write for further informa- 
tion to Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries, 
Counselor, NM, 87018, or phone 505/568-4454. 



News from Home Missions Churches 




Pastor Ernest and 
LaVon Usher 



Prayer is requested for the 
Dekalb Community Grace 
Brethren Church near Atlan- 
ta, Georgia, where Ernest 
Usher is the pastor. Rev. Dave 
Scott was added to the staff 
for a two-year period to assist 
in evangelism and outreach. 
That program has now end- 
ed, and, since January first. 
Pastor Usher and his wife 
LaVon are carrying the leader- 
ship alone. Please pray for the 
financial needs of the work and for opportunities 
to reach new people. 

Two Florida churches are seeking full time 
pastors. In Bradenton, a trio of former pastors and 
missionaries has been leading the congregation 
during a time of remodeling facilities and prepar- 
ing to call a pastor. Ralph Hall, formerly associated 
with Brethren Architectural Services in the Home 
Missions office; Lynn Schrock, former missionary 
to Argentina and retired pastor from San Diego, 
California; and Ernie Bearinger, retired missionary 
to Brazil, have led the congregation to the place 
where they are actively seeking a pastor. 

Dr. Lester Pifer, founding pastor 
both of the Bradenton and North 
Port, Florida, churches, has in- 
formed the Home Missions office 
that his congregation is ready for a 
full time pastor. A candidate was 
invited to the church this month, 
and an announcement is expected 
shortly about God's provision of Dr. Lester 
permanent leadership at North Port. Pifer 

Dr. Pifer will once again retire at his home in 
Bradenton. 

Pray for suitable facilities for two Home Mission 
congregations. The church at Menifee Valley, 



California, has located a good meeting place but 
has had difficulty in receiving local permission to 
use it. It is a public facility and officials in 
Washington, D.C., have authorized its use by the 
church. 

With attendances averaging in the forties now, 
Steve Makofka reports that the Liberty GBC, 
Philadelphia, must seek a larger meeting place. 
It's a good problem to have, but suitable facilities 
are hard to find. 

With the graduation of seven Home Missions 
churches to self-support status by the end of 1990 
and the addition of two new points (Ft. Lauderdale, 
FL, Haitian church (Wilfred Jean) and Orange 
County, CA, (Dave Marksbury) for administrative 
oversight), there are now thirty-five active Home 
Mission points plus two self-supporting churches 
receiving special assistance. 




NOW 







HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



Personal Reflections 



J have been encouraged by many to open up a limited number 
of pages of the Herald magazine to the expression of opinions 
and beliefs regarding the baptism! membership issue in the 
Grace Brethren Church. No practical means of such an 
exchange has been available to persons following last year's 
national conference. A forum plan was adopted at the 1989 
conference, but has not been implemented in a workable 
fashion to date. No exchanges which involve the names of 
other persons will be included. The use of the Herald 
magazine makes the information available to lay persons as 
well as to ministers. No editing will be done on any of the 
articles and it is understood that the material does not have 
the endorsement of the Herald, the Fellowship or the local 
church — it reflects the personal position of the individual 
author. —Charles W. Turner, publisher 

By Richard Horner, Pastor 
First Grace Brethren Church of Altoona, PA 

In 1882 the Brethren Church split into 3 fac- 
tions. I used to think that it was solely because of 
doctrine. I understood that the problem was over 
the liberal element that was sweeping our nation 
and discrediting the Bible as God's Word. But upon 
closer examination of that great division from the 
Brethren Encyclopedia these last two weeks, I've 
discovered that the catalyst used to really break 
things up was the relentless emphasis of "Pro- 
gressive thinking". In reading all about Henry 
Holsinger, his magazine, and the disagreement 
that he and his followers had with the maturer 
Elders of the church— I have discovered that the 
problem was really over the issue of Christian 
Freedom! 

Perhaps this is a bit of a surprise to most of us? 
Yet if you were to read the write-up under the 
heading: Progressive Brethren, Declarations of 
Principles, and Mandatory Decisions, in our 
encyclopedia — you too would discover that the 
differences that became irrepairable had to do with 
the authority of the Central Committee over the 
decisions or desires of the independent local 
churches. Even Homer Kent, Sr. in his book Con- 
quering Frontiers mentions that the Progressive 
Brethren had a problem with the more conser- 
vative Brethren about church autonomy. 

I think it interesting that now about 110 years 
later we find ourselves facing similar problems. 
Our topic for the forum, "What does the Bible say 
about how churches relate to each other?" is real- 
ly asking the question of local church autonomy 
in relationship to district and national forces. It's 
the age-old question of how much power should 
a central government have over the individual 
states. This is the question our political forefathers 
debated in 1776 and many years thereafter. 

In fact, I'd like to suggest to you, that our whole 
debate over baptism/church membership is more 
an argument of relational authority, than a big 
disagreement over trine immersion or obedience 



to Christ's commands. For if I understand what I'm 
hearing from even the "open churches" —most 
agree to continue to baptize by trine immersion 
only. So the problem I believe, is church member- 
ship, not baptism. And then I further wish to state, 
it is my opinion that just who becomes a member 
and what requirements are set in said church, 
ought to be the authority of said church; not a 
denominational heirachy, nor a National Con- 
ference ruling, nor even a District Constituion. 

On page 1061 of the Brethren Encyclopedia, the 
author of the topic "Progressive Brethren" says 
that these folks "called for unity in doctrine taught 
in the gospel, and liberty in matters not taught 
there." They also desired that items not clearly pro- 
claimed in the Scriptures ought not to be "a test 
of church fellowship". In addition to starting Sun- 
day Schools and paying their pastors, they wanted 
to use musical instruments in their worship ser- 
vices, to start Christian schools of higher learning, 
and provide an open exchange of opinions in 
periodicals and papers to present new ideas "in 
their struggle for freedom and liberty of cons- 
cience". It sounds to me like they wanted to be dif- 
ferent in some ways from the traditional patterns. 
But they didn't intend to be pushed out of the 
fellowship. I can see a lot of parallels to our pres- 
ent situation. And yes, I can see those sincere 
Brethren of this 20th Century who wish to set their 
own rules on church membership and baptism as 
similar to those progressive thinkers of the past. 

Now let me return to Forum Question - 2. The 
Bible does say a lot about the way churches ought 
to relate to each other. The way I understand Paul's 
policy in the book of Acts is, that each separate 
geographical church was to operate and function 
on its own— autonomy! For example they were to: 

• Individually appoint Elders and Deacons— Acts 
14:23, Phil. 1:1, Titus 1:5. 

• Use their own prophets, teachers, and 
pastors— Acts 13:1. I Cor. 12:18-28, Eph. 4:11, 12. 

• Welcome other brethren from different cities as 
equal and the same— Rom. 16:1, 2, Acts 18:24, 27. 

• Be models and examples to each other— 2 Cor. 
8:1-5, I Ths. 1:6-8. 

• Individually addressed by their founding father 
(Paul) for encouragement, correction, or future 
challenges— I Ths. 2:17-20, Rom. 1:11-13, 16:17-20. 

• Have individual authority over members and 
procedures— I Cor. 5:1-5, 2 Ths. 3:6-15. 

Also, when the Jerusalem church (the larger and 
first established) tried to set policy for other con- 
gregations (Acts 15) a great argument and long 
meeting for a compromise solution took place. End 
result was Unity but still Individuality! 

The way I see it then, the Bible says churches 
are to relate positively and in love toward each 



8 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



other because Jesus commanded it in John 13:34, 
35. And because it is a powerful testimony of unity, 
love, and success. (John 17:22, 23, 26: Eph. 4:2, 
3, 13, 16). 

May I conclude now with this Scripture passage. 
In Luke 9 Jesus is scolding His disciples quite fre- 
quently it seems. They make one selfish mistake 
after another. In verses 49 and 50 it is John's turn. 
Thinking his pride and intolerance is really 
righteous separatism, John confidently tells Jesus 
they had just spied out and silenced a com- 
promiser. 'He was using your name Lord, and even 
ministering to many people, but he was not doing 
it our way and certainly not working with us!" Now 
this lone person's methods were evidently not in 
conformity with the limited ways Jesus had taught 
them at first. But our Lord said, and hear this 
please, "He who is not against us is for us!" John 
probably protested, 'But, Lord, his way is not the 
pure biblical way, and certainly not the best way, 
so it ought to be stopped before more people start 
to deviate.' Now wasn't this the spirit of superiori- 
ty that thinks that one group is better or more 



spiritual than another? But, in a different passage 
Jesus says, "I have other sheep which are not of 
this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall 
hear my voice: and they shall become one flock 
with one Shepherd." 

Oh my friends, don't you think that believers of 
like precious faith ought to be allowed to differ on 
minor views or expedient methods? The Pro- 
gressive Brethren thought that way. And we Grace 
Brethren pride ourselves in being the best off-shoot 
of them. But think with me a minute, what ever 
happened to their strong stand on women's head 
covering, or nonresistance to war, or opposition to 
men and women in secret societies? Could it be 
that we have progressed even more than they? 
Haven't we allowed individual churches and 
pastors to make up their own minds claiming 
Romans 14:22 — "The faith which you have, have 
as your own conviction before God". Why must 
every true believer or every Holy Spirit-led con- 
gregation have the same exact convictions about 
church membership requirements? 



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9 



DEVOTIONAL 



The Greek Word Agape 

Its use in the Bible 



For several years it has been quite noticeable 
that preachers and Bible teachers, when speaking 
on "love" often mention three or four Greek words 
that mean "love". They then explain how each of 
the words refers to a different kind or quality of 
love. The words are (1) "storge", not used in any 
of the canonical books of the Bible; (2) "eros", 
found in only one verse of the Bible (Prov. 7:18); 
(3) "phileo", found 26 times in the Septuagint, and 
25 times in the New Testament; and (4) "agape", 
which occurs in the Septuagint 16 times and 115 
times in the New Testament. 

Having mentioned the above words, the speaker 
then gives a fuller description of "agape" which is 
said to be the word for God's love, the highest and 
purest form of love. It is said to be unselfish, having 
in view the well being of the one loved, and without 
regard for or benefit to the one loving. A well-known 
pastor, Bible teacher and author says, "Agape is a 
word that simply means the ultimate act of self 
sacrifice. It is a word which refers to the ultimate 
act of sacrificing oneself for the good of someone 
else." The same author, writing about "love" says of 
"agape" that "it is the strongest, the most grandiose, 
the loftiest, the most fully defining word to speak 
of this particular characteristic." Recently a promi- 
nent evangelist speaking on television said that the 
love of God is so great that the New Testament 
writers invented a word for it— "agape". 

Such striking statements arouse the attention and 
stir up curiosity. Just here, we think of the Bereans, 
those noble people listening to Paul's preaching, 
"searched the scriptures daily, whether those things 
were so." Since so much is being said about the word 
"agape", it seemed like a good idea to search the 
scriptures and see if those things are so. 

We look first at the statement that the word 
"agape" was coined by the New Testament writers. 
Looking back in the Third Century B.C., the 
Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old 
Testament, contains abundant evidence that the 
verb "agapao' and the noun "agape" x were used 
extensively. Going further back into Greek history 
the verb "agapadgo", listed by Liddel and Scott as 
the poetic form of "agapao" is found in Homer's Illiad 
(omega, line 464) written between the Tenth and 
Sixth Centuries BC. (The Illiad is divided into books, 
each indicated by a letter of the Greek alphabet.) It 
is quite evident that the word was not invented by 
the New Testament writers. The important ques- 
tions are: How did the Bible writers use these words? 



by J. Paul Dowdy 

In what kind of situations or statements involving 
"love" did they consider it correct to use the verb 
"agapao and the noun "agape". 

We begin with the Old Testament, the Greek 
Septuagint in which the verb "agapao" occurs over 
150 times. Fifty-two times it refers to God's love for 
man or man's love for God. Fifty-one times it refers 
to man's love for family, friends or neighbors. Fifty- 
four times it refers to man's love for things. 

It is quite clear that this word was not used with 
the restricted meaning of God's love, but was also 
used in a wide range of human relationships. In 
some cases it was not even an acceptable level of 
human love. An example of faulty parental love is 
found in Genesis 25:27-28. "Isaac loved Esau, 
because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah 
loved Jacob." The divided love of the parents bore 
evil fruit in the life of their sons. Jacob cheated 
Esau out of his father's blessing and Esau sought 
to kill Jacob. 

Even worse than this low-level parental love is 
the despicable conduct of Shechem, the son of 
Hamor the Hivite, with Dinah, the daughter of 
Jacob (Gen. 34:1 following). Jacob had just settle 
in a new location and "Dinah went out to see the 
daughters of the land." "Shechem saw her and 
took her and lay with her and defiled her." In verse 
3 it says, "he loved the damsel." His love was selfish 
and sinful, not a self-sacrificing love for the good 
of Dinah. The fruit of that love was the massacre 
of Shechem and all of the men of his tribe by 
Jacob's sons. 

Another account of evil behavior prompted by 
love is that of Amnon, son of David, with Tamar, 
the sister of Absalom (II Samuel 13:1-15; II Kings 
in Sept.). In verse 1 we are told that Amnon loved 
Tamar. The fact that his intentions were evil comes 
out in verse 2. Because she was a virgin "Amnon 
thought it hard for him to do anything to her." But 
with the help of an evil friend, he devised a plan 
to lure her into his bedroom. There he carried out 
his evil scheme and defiled Tamar. Then he hated 
her "so that the hatred wherewith he hated her 
was greater than the love ("agape") wherewith he 
had loved her." 

Before leaving the Old Testament, let us note 
Hosea 10:11. Here it is said that "Ephraim is as an 
heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the 
corn." In this case the love is not even human love, 
but that of an animal. In all four of the passages 
just reviewed, the verb is "agapao", the same as 



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DEVOTIONAL 



that in John 3:16. 

We turn now to the New Testament to see how 
Jesus and the writer of those books used the 
words. The noun "agape" occurs 115 times in the 
New Testament, used as follows: 

1. Love for others 71 times 

2. Christ's love for people 8 times 

3. The Father's love for Christ 3 times 

4. God's love for believers 23 times 

5. The believers love for God-Christ 9 times 

6. Love for the truth 1 time 

The verb "agapao" is found about 140 times in the 
New Testament, used in the following variety of 
relationships: 

1. The Father and the Son love people .... 34 times 

2. The Father and the Son love each other . 10 times 

3. People love others 54 times 

4. People love things 4 times 

5. People love God and Christ 30 times 

From its use in several passages it is evident that 

the New Testament writers did not consider this 
word as limited to some exalted and pure kind of 
love. Jesus said, "For if ye love them which love 
you, what thank have ye? For sinners also love 
those that love them" (Luke 6:32). In Luke 11:43 
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees because they loved 
the uppermost seats in the synagogue. It is used 
in John 3:19, "and men loved darkness rather than 
light becuse their deeds were evil." Paul laments 
the loss of a helper, saying, "Demas hath forsaken 
me, having loved this present world (II Timothy 
4:10). The apostle Peter in a lengthy condemnation 
of certain false believers says they "are gone astray, 
following the way of Baalim who loved the wages 
of unrighteousness" (II Peter 2:15). In all of these 
references the verb is "agapao", which quite clearly 
was not reserved to refer to God's love. 

Another matter which deserves attention is the 
supposed distinction between "agapao'— to love. It 
is said that "agapao" refers to the highest and 
purest form of love, while "phileo" refers to human 
affection, a friendly sort of love. Did Jesus and the 
New Testament writers recognize such a distinc- 
tion? Let us examine several passages. In Luke 
11:43 Jesus says, "Woe unto you Pharisees! for ye 
love (agapao) the uppermost seats in the syna- 
gogues." In Luke 20:46 Jesus rebukes the scribes 
because they love (phileo) "greetings in the 
markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, 
and the chief rooms at feasts." Compare also John 
3:35 in which Jesus says, "The Father loveth 
(agapao) the Son". When Lazarus was sick, his 
sisters sent word to Jesus saying, "he whom thou 
lovest (phileo) is sick" (John 11:3). We read then 
in verse 5 "that Jesus loved (agapao) Martha and 
her sister and Lazarus." Before Jesus arrived 
Lazarus died. When Jesus arrived at the home, He 



was touched by the sorrow of the bereaved sisters 
and He "wept". Then said the Jews, "behold how 
He loved (phileo) him. 

Another interesting verse is John 16:27. Here 
Jesus says, "For the Father himself loveth you, 
because ye have loved me." Phileo is used in both 
positions in this sentence, refering to God's love 
in the first and to the believer's love in the latter. 
The apostle Paul uses "phileo" in a very important 
connection in I Cor. 16:22 saying, "If any man love 
not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema." 
Here a mere human affection, a friendly sort of love 
will not do. 

As a final word on this subject, the glorified 
Jesus says in Rev. 3: 19, "As many as I love (phileo) 
I rebuke and chasten." It is evident from this brief 
review of scripture that Jesus and the New Testa- 
ment writers recognized no noticeable distinction 
between "phileo" and "agapao". 

Now in conclusion, regarding "agapao" and 
"agape", it is obvious that neither the Septuagint 
translators nor Jesus nor the New Tewstament 
writers saw any more distinctive and exalted 
meaning in these words than is found in the 
English word "love", and used them in the same 
way as the word "love". The kind or quality of love 
in any given passage must be understood by its 
use on that particular context and not from any 
inherent distinctive meaning in the word "agape" 
or agapao". Let us be like the Bereans, and search 
the scriptures daily to see if the things we hear and 
read are in agreement with the word of God. 

J. Paul Dowdy is a retired missionary to Argentina, 
currently residing in El Paso, TX. 



Dr. Ibwns Coming to 
Grace Campus in February 

Dr. Elmer Towns, leading authority from 
the Church Growth Institute, will be on the 
Grace Theological Seminary campus, 
Winona Lake, IN, February 22 to present his 
one-day seminar, "How to Reach the Baby 
Boomer." 

The seminary has made special ar- 
rangements with Dr. Towns to make the 
seminar available to pastors for $49, half 
the usual fee. For more information or to 
register, call the Church Growth Institute 
toll-free at 1-800-553-4769. (Grace 
Seminary students and faculty should call 
Grace extension 5294.) Deadline for 
registration is February 15. 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



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GRACE SCHOOLS 



Grace Seminary Accepting D. Min. Applications 



Grace Theological Seminary has begun taking 
applications from pastors and other Christian 
ministry professionals for its new Doctor of 
Ministry (D. Min.) degree program. The D. Min. 
program is designed to enable Christian ministry 
professionals to earn a doctoral degree without 
leaving their present ministries. 

The new degree program, according to Dr. David 
R. Plaster, Vice President for Academic Affairs at 
the seminary, is the Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) He 
said that the seminary designed the D. Min. 
curriculum after carefully researching the needs 
of modern ministers. D. Min. classes begin May 20. 

"The Doctor of Ministry program focuses on 
practical aspects of Christian ministry," Dr. Plaster 
said. "Our intention is to help seasoned ministry 
leaders to enhance their ministries. The D. Min. 
program augments their initial foundation of 
seminary education and ministry experience." 

The new program is open to current pastors and 
other ministry workers who have completed at 
least four years in full-time Christian ministry and 
who have earned a Master of Divinity degree or its 
equivalent from a graduate school or seminary 
recognized by the administration at Grace. 

Requirements for the D. Min. degree consist of 
eight units of credit earned through successful 
participation in eight on-campus seminars during 
the seminary's winterim and summer sessions, 
successful completion of assignments prior to and 
following each seminar, and a ministry-related 
degree project supervised by D. Min. faculty. (Some 
seminars may be offered on an extension basis, or 



College Receives Gift 

Grace College President John J. Davis has 
announced the receipt of a $200,000 gift from 
the Andersen Foundation, of Bayport, Min- 
nesota. The foundation has been a long-time 
supporter of Grace College. 

The Andersen Foundation provides support 
for private, accredited institutions of higher 
education which build and operate without 
accepting institutional federal, state, or local 
government funds or loans, including tax 
funds for faculty or student research projects. 

"The grants we have received from the 
Andersen Foundation over the years," Dr. 
Davis said, "have been of strategic 
significance enabling Grace College to 
maintain both quality and integrity in all of 
its programs." 




Dr. David Plaster 



may be constructed to offer 
partial credit toward the pro- 
gram requirements.) 

During the first year of the 
program, any M. Div. alum- 
nus of Grace Theological 
Seminary and any pastor in 
the Fellowship of Grace 
Brethren Churches can 
transfer up to two units of 
credit (25 percent) into the 
D. Min. program at Grace. 

Dr. Plaster noted that the 
D. Min. curriculum at Grace Seminary focuses on 
four areas of ministry: personal growth, ministry 
skills, cultural relevance, and theological applica- 
tion. "The program is structured to help ministers 
fulfill requirements for the degree through a com- 
bination of off-campus work and one-week on- 
campus residencies. Each participant also must 
complete a major degree project involving an 
actual ministry need or problem." 

In addition to the D. Min. degree, Grace offers 
nine other graduate programs in theology, mis- 
sions, and Christian education. 

More information about the new Doctor of 
Ministry program is available from Dr. Plaster or 
the seminary's Department of Enrollment Ser- 
vices. 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana 
46590. Inquiries may also be made by telephone 
toll-free: 1-800-845-2930 (in Indiana) and 
1-800-54-GRACE (outside Indiana). Local callers 
should call 372-5100. 




Grace College students began attending chapel services in 
the college's newly renovated chapel/auditorium, in McClain 
Hall last fall. Other recent campus improvements include a new 
student union, two new classrooms in the Education Division 
(including a new computer lab), and new lounge facilities in 
two residence halls. The "Lancer Lounge," a popular gather- 
ing place on campus for students is undergoing a complete 
renovation in January. 



HERALD/ January 15, 1991 



13 



FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Middlebranch, OH— The Grace 
Brethren Church held a dedication 
service on December 9, 1990, for an 
addition to their church. A narthex, 
sound room, and classroom have 
been added to the front of the church. 
An area has been blacktopped in the 
parking lot as well. Wes Haller, pastor, 
is serving in his eighth year there 
since his return. 

The First Grace Brethren Church 

of Fort Wayne, IN, has started con- 
struction of a 20,000 square foot 
building which will include a gym, 
fellowship hall, and a sanctuary which 
will seat approximately 400. They 
have secured 29 acres of land on 
Highway 27 South. Completion date 
is scheduled for May 1, 1991. 

Sebring, FL— broke ground again 
on December 2, 1990, at the Grace 
Brethren Church for an addition of 
two large Sunday school rooms. This 
is the third building program in seven 
years. Jay Fretz has been the pastor 
there for the last seven years. 

Los Alamitos, CA— The Grace 
Church of Los Alamitos has just 
completed a successful fund-raising 
campaign. The goal was for 4 million 
dollars, but it was exceeded by 
$5,233,000 in three-year com- 
mitments. They have in escrow 12 
acres of land that cost $6.2 million; 
Building plans are set for April of 1991 
and the buildings are projected to cost 
over $5 million. Mike Ukleja, pastor. 

Harrah, WA. The Harrah Grace 
Brethren Church dedicated its new 
facility on November 18, 1990. Dr. 
Willard Aldrich, president emeritus of 
Multnomah School of the Bible, was 
the special speaker. 

Ground was broken for the new 
facility in March on the four-acre site 
owned by the church since 1941. Over 
the years crops of corn, mint, wheat, 
and grapes had been grown on the 
four acres. Four years ago the church 
family determined it was time to 
"grow" a church. 

The former facility is being used by 
the Harrah Community Christian 




The Dedication service for the new addition to the Grace Brethren Church 
in Waldorf, MD, pastored by Jeff Thornley, was held outside under beautiful 
blue skies on October 14, 1990 The service was an opportunity to praise 
God with word and song and dedicate the new addition to Him. The new 
fellowship hall, kitchen, classrooms, and offices have tripled the original space. 
Following the service, the congregation enjoyed a lunch together and a very 
special time of fellowship. This addition has enabled the church to expand 
its programming, which now includes a Wednesday night meal with seven 
adult classes and pioneer clubs following. Approximately 185 people par- 
ticipate in these programs. God has richly blessed the church for which the 
congregation is very thankful. 



School. By utilizing the four old 
campus buildings, the school has 
been able to bring together all of its 
pre-school through sixth grade 
classes. 

Co-chairmen for the building 
program were: Jack Labbee and Chet 
Rockwell. Committee members 
included Wes Ferguson, Bob 
Smithwick, Lyle Taylor, Bob Rowe, 
Dave Johnson, and Chuck Winter. 
The building was designed by Roy 
Warren and the general contractor. 
The almost 11,000 square foot 
building is divided into a sanctuary, 
which seats 220, and fellowship hall. 
The hall was designed with an 
AWANA Club program in mind. 

The church family raised some 



$240,000 towards the project, with the 
remaining amount loaned through the 
Grace Brethren Investment 
Foundation. 

May 15 has been designated as an 
annual "Day With God" to encourage 
prayer for our churches. For any 
churches needing brochures on how 
to conduct a Day with God contact 
Grace Brethren Foreign Missions. 
Cost is $8.00 per hundred (includes 
postage). 

The Grace Brethren Church of 
Whittier, CA, held a day of prayer and 
fasting on January 9. Three sessions 
were held— one at 6 a.m., one at 
noon, and another at 7 p.m. They met 
to pray for the fellowship and the 
Persian Gulf crisis. 



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Tom Julien and Peter Peponis 
from Grace Brethren Foreign Mfe- 

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IN. George Grant was the speaker 
at the rally. The event was spon- 
sored by United Family Network. 

Dr. Homer Kent, Winona Lake, 
IN, taught classes during the 
winterim of Grace Schools at 
Masters Seminary, Sun Valley. 
CA. The school is under John 
McArthur's jurisdiction. Richard 
Mayhue is Vice President and Dean. 

California ::c :~e 5::: : _ " *'c 
Brethren activities recently. The 
Felowship Council and the Strategy 
Committee met in January at the 
Simi Valley Grace Brethren Church. 

A Forum Planning Session .-. 
meet at Columbus, OH. March 
2l-2a The District Forum Coordi- 
nators wfl be invited to the sessions 
which will be hosted by the Grace 
Brethren Church of Columbus. 

Plans for National Conference 
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plans call for the overall conference 
schedule to run from July 19 to 
August 1, 1991. The sessions will be 
held at Columbus. OH. and James 
Custer is the host pastor. The pro- 
gram is to start with the Fellowship 
Council staff meetings followed by 
the meetings of the National Boards 
and committees. Thursday evening. 
July 25, a grand reception for the 
leadership conference will be held. 
Saturday evening will be a great 
musical program, with the modera- 
tor's address on Sunday morning 
and a rally on Sunday evening 
featuring the major boards and 
ministries. The sessions will con- 
clude with the Thursday evening. 
August 1 meeting. 

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machine can speed up the process 
of getting needed merchandise. Our 
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15 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



A Chain 

of 

Love 



School was out for the day, and the last surge of 
school children was filling the air with their pent- 
up energy. As they passed on down the street, they 
left an almost eerie silence hanging in the air. 

A girl of about ten emerged from one of the 
houses, glanced uncertainly toward the retreating 
figures, then, seeming to gather resolve, walked 
across the deserted street. She stopped in front of 
one of the houses, gulped, then pressed timidly on 
the doorbell. A dog's shrill barking sounded instant- 
ly from inside the house. The door opened, and an 
elderly woman stood smiling a welcome. 

"Come right on in!" the woman exclaimed. "It's 
so good to see you! Hush, Ginger! She won't bite," 
the woman explained. 

Carefully skirting the yapping chihuahua, the girl 
entered the house. The woman limped down the hall 
and flipped on the light switch in a small room. The 



DON'T FORGET! The National SMM offer- 
ing is due March 10. SMM is WMC's daughter 
organization, and has served as a training 
ground for many ladies who are now active 
in WMC. As "mothers", we can help in the 
training of our "daughters". 

While the costs of underwriting the SMM 
program, continue to escalate, we realize that 
there is not a price we can place on a young 
life impacted for the sake of Christ. Each year 
our WMC ladies renew their commitment to 
the young girls of our fellowship by commit- 
ting to financially support SMM. 

Even if your church does not have an SMM 
group, you can have the privilege and joy of 
ministering to girls through the offering 
project. 

Even more important, however, is that each 
of us accept the challenge of Titus 2 and seek 
to have an impact for God in the lives of the 
girls around us. 




only furnishings it contained were an organ and its 
bench, but the room was filled with stacks of music. 

"I went through and picked out some of the pieces 
that would be easiest to begin with," the woman 
commented, pointing to a stack. "And this stack over 
here has the next hardest, and this one the next. If 
you need any help, I'll be out in the garden." 

Relieved to be left totally to herself, the girl 
began to experiment with the sounds of the organ. 
Time slipped away swiftly in the big house. "How 
kind she is," the girl thought to herself, "to trust 
me with her organ." This was, after all, the girl's 
first visit to the home of the lady who was to be 
her "prayer partner" in SMM this year. 

Finally the woman appeared in the doorway. "Your 
mother called," she said. "It's time for you to go 
home, but she gave her permission for you to stay 
long enough to have some cookies and punch." 

While they ate their snack in the sunny kitchen, 
the woman asked the girl questions about her 
recent move from another state, her adjustment 
to her new school, and her SMM group. She took 
time to listen to the girl's concerns, and slowly the 
shy girl began to open up. 

As the woman saw the girl to the door, she said, 
"Come back soon and practice. I hope that some 
day you will take my place as church organist, and 
I will be able to sit back and listen." 

Neither of them suspected then that the girl 
would soon suffer a hearing loss that would thwart 
her dreams of being a musician. Some might say 
the woman had wasted her time, because the girl 
never did take over as church organist. But if the 
woman was disappointed, she never showed it. 
Over the years, even after her official responsibility 
as the girl's prayer partner had ended, she 
continued to seek out the girl and say, "How are 
you doing? I'm praying for you." 

The girl felt herself drawn to the woman, who 
did more listening than lecturing or preaching. It 
was the woman's humility before God and her 
fellow humans that most touched the girl, causing 
her to determine that this was the kind of person 
she wanted to become. 

When the girl was preparing to go to college, the 
woman, then well into her eighties, presented the 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



girl with a gold chain and mother-of-pearl 
pendant. "My mother died when I was young, but 
I have never forgotten her teachings. That was her 
necklace. I want it to go to someone who will love 
the Lord like my mother did." 
• • • • • 

Almost twenty years later, in a church two 
thousand miles away, a group of SMM leaders were 
planning how they would team up ladies and girls 
to be "special friends." 

"The problem is, I don't know what to do about 
Mary," one leader sighed. "She is hard to get along 
with and needs a lot of teaching about the basics 
of the Christian walk. She is going to require a lot 
of extra attention." 

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EDITORIAL 



A nation at war . . . with all of 
the other changes of the past 
year, it is not surprising that a 
war would come along. We had 
plenty of other changes so why 
not a war? When the Russians 
went bankrupt as well as the sav- 
ings and loans in the United 
States, there was the signal for 
change. 

Down came the Berlin wall and 
up went McDonald's in Moscow. 
The stone wall gave way to the 
golden arches. The people in 
Moscow were to experience a 
new taste. Fast food in Russia 
meant a two hour wait in line. We 
should have been alerted to 
changes and yes, they have 
come. A world that was groping 
to find its way may have lost its 
direction. 

Then came the news of sum- 
mer. While we Brethren were en- 
joying the blessings of National 
Conference in Richmond, we all 
but missed the movement in the 
gulf and the invasion of a little 
country the size of New Jersey. I 
remember on the way back to 
Winona Lake listening for the 
first time to the happenings half 
a world away. We could do little 
to prepare ourselves for the 
changes that were to come. 

Somehow I felt it would be one 
of those unfortunate events that 
would go away. It didn't ... in- 
stead it kept getting more com- 
plicated. So complicated, that a 
matter of months later we were 
drawing a line in the sand for a 
war in the Middle East. Half a 
million Americans are over there 
now. More equipment has been 
moved in the shortest period of 
time in history. 

Then the news came in the 
midst of the evening news broad- 
cast: WAR! During the following 
days, our TV screens were filled 
with new pictures — Scuds and 
Patriots and pictures of Israel 
under seige. We were just not 
ready for it all, but are we ever 
ready for blood, bombings and 
death? It is the first war to be 
visually presented during prime 
time TV. 



People are confused and well 
they should be because the 
change came so quickly. All of 
the warning signs were there, 
and we did not take time to look. 
As we look forward, there is 
nothing but more confusion. 
How will it all turn out and when 
will the war be over? Will we 
adjust to a new kind of war . . . 
with mothers and daughters and 
fathers and sons in endless miles 
of sand? 

The world is trying to find its 
way and the road is not easy, but 
a world without God has a very 
unique problem of finding its 
way. When people face death and 
there is no hope beyond life, it 
can be very terrifying to face 
uncertainty. Even for Christians 
there are questions of great 
import. What is right? What is 
wrong? Duty to country and 
duty to God can become conflicts 
in the heart and conscience. 

Time has brought its change 
and time will continue to bring 
its changes. Questions of where 
we are in the history of God's 
timeline is in the front of people's 
minds. Only God knows the time 
and the place where we now 
stand. But it should bring a 
desire to find something of 
certainty in a world of change. It 
is easy to speculate that the end 
times are written all over these 
events, but it is very difficult to 
be absolutely certain. 

So, back to certainty, we are 
asked to be faithful in every 
circumstance of our life; to be 
obedient to truth as we see it 
revealed in scripture. In war or in 
peace the duty of God's children 
is to be a witness for Him and to 
reflect Christ's love to a world 
that is not ready for change. 

January 15th changed the 
world. How it all turns out is 
beyond our control on the big 
scale. But there is a small part of 
the world over which we do have 
control — that is our own lives. 
For this we not only have op- 
portunity, but we also have 
responsibility. 




The Year of 
Change— 
A Line 
In the Sand! 



by Charles W. Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 




Volume 53 No. 2 



February 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

The Year of 
Change— A 
Line in the 
Sand 

Charles W. Turner 

6 FGBC 

1991 Conference 
to be held in 
Columbus, Ohio 

Jerry Young 

8 WMC 

Interviews with 
Missionaries of 
the Year 



10 Grace Schools 

Student 
Ministries 
Basketball Trip 



12 Fellowship News 



13 BEM 

Is America on 
the Verge 
of Revival? 



14 Home Missions 

What Can An 
Infant Church Do? 



16 Fellowship Happenings 

Personal 
Reflections: 
The Baptism/ 
Membership 
Debate 

Russell L. Williams 



BIBLE READING HONOR ROLL 

If you have read through the Bible in 1990, we'd like to 
list your name on our honor roll. Let us hear from you! 

The following faithful Bible readers are from the Grace Brethren 
Church in Kenai, Alaska: 

Mr. John Snyder Mr. Jim Welborn 

Mrs. Marlene Snyder Mr. Mark Welborn 

Mrs. Gene Sipperly Pastor Chris Hay 

Mrs. Kathy Boling 
Mr. John Evans, of the Eastside GBC in Columbus, Ohio also read 
through the Bible. 



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MaryBeth Kaylor 
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Wendell Kent 
Grace Schools 

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Home Missions 

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Jim Folsom 
Women's Missionary Council 

Viki Rife 

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HERALD/ February 15, 1991 



My dad is starting out the New Year right! 

He's opening a GBIF savings account in my name. 



"Ask your dad (grandparents are good too) 
to establish a savings account for you 
today. They make great gifts and help you 
learn all that stuff grown-ups always talk 
about — you know; financial responsibility, 
saving toward college, and ministry. 

Accounts at GBIF help to provide 
Grace Brethren churches with financ- 
ing for building programs and im- 
provements. We become a part of a 
ministry team when we have ac- 
counts at GBIF. It's a great way to 
save for the future while allowing our 
funds to be used today for church 
growth. Accounts earn 6.77 percent 
(which is a 7 percent effective yield 
when compounded annually).** 

Sounds like a good idea to me, 
Jason! We will be prepared for 
Mom and Dad's, or Grandma and 
Grandpa's, call at 219-267-5161. 
Or they can write us for more 
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



1991 Conference of Fellowship of 

Grace Brethren Churches lb Be Held at 

Columbus, Ohio . • . Plan to Attend! 

by Jerry Young, Conference Moderator 



Five hundred years ago, Cristoforo Colombo 
left the shores of Spain in search of a western 
route to the Indies. He was Italian by birth, 
related by marriage with two important 
families of Portugal. To be a success, he needed 
only to follow the upward curve of merchant 
shipping. 

But he wanted more. A devout Christian, he 
wanted to do more with his life than simply 
accumulate wealth. He offered his skills to 
Spain for "la Empresa de las Indias," the 
Enterprise of the Indies. The rest is history. 

People in Grace Brethren Churches want 
more. They want more than "status-quo-don't- 
rock-the-boat" Christianity. They want church- 
es that vibrate with life. Churches that go some 
place for God. 

But going some place requires movement 
from the known to the unknown. Sometimes 
it means sailing west in order to go east. That 
must have seemed preposterous to people in 
1492. But it was an absolutely beautiful idea 
to Columbus. 

The annual conference of Grace Brethren 
Churches will be held this July in a city named 
for the famous explorer, in a church renowned 



for its vision and growth: the Grace Brethren 
Church of Columbus, Ohio. 

Beginning with 14 families in 1964, the 
church gathers 3,100 people in its Sunday 
morning services. Perhaps more importantly, 
the congregation and its pastor have inspired 
vision and hope in other Grace Brethren 
Churches both here and abroad. 

They invite you to an absolutely beautiful 
conference this July. The gathering will be 
something Grace Brethren have never exper- 
ienced before, and perhaps will never experi- 
ence again. After all, a new world can only be 
discovered once. 

The Columbus Brethren want you to come 
early and stay late. They want you to slow 
down and savor the joy of new friends. They 
want you to stay in their homes and play with 
their families. They want you to catch a dream 
and ride it home. 

Now, while the city busies itself to celebrate 
the quincentennial of the new world's 
discovery, they invite you to lay your own plans. 
Block out the dates in your calendar. Watch for 
registration information as it comes to your 
churches. Come to Columbus this year. 



(See conference schedule on opposite page) 




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NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



Program Plans for Annual Conference 1991 

Segment One Friday, July 19 - Thursday, July 25 

Boards and Committees meet to accomplish important leadership tasks in 
our national and international ministries. The Grace Brethren Home Missions 
Council begins the segment with meetings on Friday through the following 
Tuesday. On Sunday, Grace Brethren leaders visit nearly 40 Grace Brethren 
Churches scattered throughout northern Ohio. The Fellowship Council meets 
Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. 

Segment Two Thursday, July 25 - Saturday, July 27 

The Church Leadership Seminar begins, featuring integrated training 
provided by Grace Brethren Home Missions, Grace Brethren Foreign Missions, 
Grace Schools and CE National. The Grace Brethren Church of Columbus is 
hosting this Seminar. All coordination and registration is in the hands of the 
host church. 

The Seminar opens Thursday night with a fellowship reception and closes 
Saturday night with a musical concert. 

Segment Three Sunday, July 28 - Thursday, August 1 

Group Meetings of the Conference begin with a Sunday morning Moderator's 
address and an evening missions program. All meetings will be held to 90 
minutes or less. Sunday morning services are at 8:30 and 10:30. Evening 
meetings begin at 6:30. 

The daily schedule for Monday and Tuesday is as follows: 

8:30- 9:30 Devotions and training directed by CE National 

9:45- 10:45 Missions around the world 

11:15- 12:45 Simultaneous sessions (WMC, GBMI, Ministers) 

2:30- 3:30 Conference business sessions 
6:30- 8:00 Communion on Monday, praise service on 

Tuesday 

Wednesday follows the same schedule except that all corporation business sessions 
will be held from 9:45 am - 12:45 pm. The rest of the day will be free. Delegates may 
pursue interests of their choice. 

Thursday follows the same schedule as Monday and Tuesday, except that the Moderator- 
Elect speaks at the 8:30 hour. Conference closes with an evening of praise. 

Plan Now to Attend the Biggest and Best Conference Ever! 



HERALD/ February 15. 1991 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 




Interviews with 

1990-91 WMC Missionaries 

of the Year 



Beckie Kiddoo 
England 



Children: Laura - 9 years; Lynn - 6 years; Leslie 
- 2 years 

Favorite song: "The Church's One Foundation" 

Flavorite Bible verse: Job 23:10, But he knows 
the way that I take: when he has tested me, J will 
forth as gold. 

How were you saved? I was raised in a Christian 
home, but at about 6 years old in an evangelistic 
service at our church I realized the need to make 
Christ my personal Savior. Although I don't recall 
the date I remember feeling as if a great weight had 
been lifted from me. 

Describe how you were led to the mission field: 

Bill began to correspond with Dave Kowalke 
(whom he'd known in high school in London). Dave 
encouraged us to consider coming to England. 
Dave and Susie Hobert spoke at our home church 
(Lanham, MD, GBC) and encouraged us to attend 
EMI. We decided that since Lynn would only be 
one, and children weren't allowed, that wasn't the 
year for us, but we sent in our applications anyway. 
At the time my Dad was suffering from what in his 
sixties would have been termed Alzheimer's, but 
in his eighties was considered "normal brain 
deterioration." My mom, who is twenty years 
younger, seemed to be dying with him. The Dr. 
said that he could live for years, because nothing 
that was wrong with him would kill him. In 
December 1984, 1 told Bill, "I know you can't make 
deals with God, but if He'll just take my dad home 
I'll go anywhere." On January 2, 1985 my dad died 
of a major heart attack. (Incidentally, just a couple 
years prior to this my dad had been told he had 
a twenty year old man's heart!) I knew we were 
headed for England. My mom retired and kept 
Lynn, who survived just fine. Our time at EMI in 
the summer of 1985 confirmed to both Bill and me 



that this is where God wants us. 

Describe what you consider to be the most 
rewarding experience of your missionary 
career: I wish I could say that leading people to 
Christ and discipling them has been my most 
rewarding experience, but that hasn't happened. 
In light of that, I'd have to say that my most 
rewarding and at the same time frustrating 
experience has been realizing that God has only 
called me to be faithful. He alone produces fruit. 

Tell us how we WMC ladies can best support 
your ministry: I'll use what people think of as the 
standard missionary line and say "pray for us". 
Until we arrived in England I thought it was just 
dutifully tacked on to each prayer letter. Now I 
know, and continue to learn, that prayer keeps me 
going. 

Beckie Kiddoo has contributed this poem, with the 
suggestion that we attach it to our refrigerators to 
remind us of how to pray for our missionaries: 

Dear God, 

Teach me to pray for missionaries just as 

I pray for myself. 
Help me not to idolize them or place them 

on a shelf. 
They're just as human as I am, with 

headaches just like me. 
They get depressed like I do when results 

they do not see. 

They get homesick for their families who 
are father away than mine. 

They long for a break in the awful heat or 
for a day of sunshine. 

They have to get along with their team- 
mates who don't always think the same 
way. 

Their ideas may be different, but tempers 
they shouldn't display. 

Make this a constant reminder to me as 

daily I open this door, 
To pray specifically for missionaries as I 

never have before. 
Help me to "reach out and touch 

someone" with power I cannot know 
Unless to the Source of all power daily I 

choose to go. Amen _ 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 




Kathy Harrell 
Chad 



Favorite song: "O Worship the King" 

Favorite Bible verse: Jer. 29:11, For I know the 
plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to 
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give 
you hope and a future. 

How were you saved? I was saved at 1 1 years of 
age. A friend of the family received Christ and I 
realized I had never made that decision. So I 
prayed to receive Christ on March 26, 1967. 

Describe how you were led to the mission field: 

I went on the TIME program to the Navajo Mission 
the summer of 1976 and to C.A.R. from 1977-79. 
I loved being a missionary! 

Describe what you consider to be the most 
rewarding experience of your missionary 
career: Being able to point others to Christ and 
help them grow in Him. 

Tell us how we WMC ladies can best support 
your ministry: Pray for us and don't lose your 
vision for why you exist as an organization. 

Do you have any comment for the WMC ladies: 

You ladies have been a tremendous source of 
encouragement to us through the years. Your 
words, "we're praying for you" as we meet and 
spend time with you, help us to continue to do the 
work God has called us to do in Chad. Thank you !! 




Rosa O. Churchill 
Mexico 



Children: Carlos - 20 years old; Lila - 17 years old 

Favorite song: "My Tribute" 

Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:33, But seek first 



his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these 
things will be given to you as well. 

How were you saved? I was invited by friends to 
a home Bible study where I heard the plan of 
salvation. That same night at home I accepted 
Christ. For a year I continued, along with my 
husband, who at first objected then accepted, 
attending the Bible class. At the recommendation 
of our teacher we were baptized and joined the San 
Ysidro Grace Brethren Church. 

Describe how you were led to the mission field: 

My husband Nicolas was called to be lay pastor of 
a Grace Brethren mission in Tijuana, Mexico. We 
served there several years before he was called to 
heaven. Several years later I married Jack 
Churchill, a widowed GBFM missionary in Mexico. 
We continue to serve together in Mexico. 

Describe what you consider to be the most 
rewarding experience of your missionary 
career: Just being married to Jack and being able 
to continue serving the Lord among my own 
people. 

Tell us how we WMC ladies can best support 
your ministry: 1. Through prayer - for my 
ministry to my husband, my children and the 
people in Mexico. 2. Through seeking out and 
encouraging prospective missionaries for Mexico. 
3. Through any approved GBFM projects for 
Mexico that the Lord leads to take. 

Do you have any comment for the WMC ladies: 

The blessings I have received through WMC rallies 
and retreats in the U.S. have encouraged me to 
help organize and carry out similar programs here 
in Mexico. I have had the satisfaction of seeing the 
women blessed, especially younger ones who felt 
that WMC was not for them. 



WMC Offering: 

(December, January, February) 

(send before March 10) 

Grace Schools 
Goal: $8,000 

Project: Entrances to McClain Hall 

National SMM Offering 

Sponsorship of Director 
of Girls' Ministries 

(SMM — CE National) 
We suggest a goal of $3.00 a year per member. 



HERALD/ February 15, 1991 



9 



GRACE SCHOOLS 



Student Ministries 

Grace College senior Jennifer Anderson had an 
idea two years ago. She called it "The Halloween 
Alternative." 

Kraig Blair, Director of Student Ministries, ex- 
plains. "We gave her some money, but she went 
ahead and did it all herself. It has turned into one 
of the most significant ministries at Grace." Up to 
1,000 youngsters attended the 1990 "Halloween 
Alternative," enjoying the game booths, prizes, 
puppets and candy. 



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That kind of student initiative is not new to 
Grace College student organizations. "We can help 
to provide some structure and finances, but it is 
up to the students to recruit other students. They 
make their organizations fly," says Blair. "Grace 
students have pride in their school; they care about 
their testimony for Christ, and it shows up in their 
student organizations." 

While many colleges have a hard time rounding 
up twenty people for a ministry project, hundreds 
of Grace students show up for the annual "Heart 
of the Holidays," a Christmas community ministry. 
It is one of the biggest highlights of the year for 
some people in the areas of Winona Lake and 
Warsaw, Indiana, near the college. Adult and 
children's programs are part of the event, but 
Grace students do more than sing and tell stories. 
Needy community residents leave with armfuls of 
used clothing, new toys, and bags of groceries. 
Some even carry home a decorated Christmas tree. 

Grace Ministries in Action (GMA) plans both of 
these events. Of course, there is a lot more to GMA. 
Three teams of students go to the inner cities of 
Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis several times 
each semester. Two Timothy Teams minister to 
church youth groups. Some students visit the 
elderly in local nursing homes; others minister to 
high school students through Youth for Christ and 



Athletic Outreach. Once a week, several Grace 
men play basketball with inmates from the county 
jail. Because of this contact, they also get a chance 
to share their testimony following the games. 
Some concerned students participate in Right to 
Life activities, including the annual march in 
Washington D.C. Riverwood Ranch, a local facility 
for delinquent youths, gives Grace Students 
another opportunity for ministry. 

The SAB also is an "encourager and morale 
booster to the Grace campus," Blair says. 

The "Beyer Murder Mystery" is one example. 
Hosted at the old Beyer Mansion, this night of 
contrived intrigue gives Grace students a chance 
to do some old fashioned sleuthing, complete with 
formal dress and attending butlers and maids. 

Besides concerts, an annual skiing weekend in 
Michigan, a fall hayride, on-campus events, roller 
skating, and mini-golf, SAB gives Grace students 
a chance to do some original projects. This is the 
second year for a Grace student film production. 
Coming off in late March is Screwtape. The Movie, 
and "Grace Night of the Improv" gives the show 
business-inclined students a chance to entertain 
their peers. 

"Spring Into Action" gives students a chance to 
get dirty painting a house for a community 
resident or pulling debris out of the Winona Lake 
canal. Once each semester, students donate blood 
to the Red Cross Blood Mobile which sets up shop 
in the Lancer Gymnasium. 

So what makes these Grace student organiza- 
tions uncommon? On top of the fact that Grace 
students take charge of these activites - on their 
own - it is the character of the students themselves 
that has made a difference on this campus. 

Kraig Blair explains: "Most of these student 
positions are paid positions at other colleges. Last 
year, Student Senate had a budget of $1,300.00. 
I know of another Christian college with a 
$100,000 senate budget. Other schools that have 
the dollars and the paid positions would like to 
have the heart that our students have. I'm so proud 
of our students and their heart, their effort, their 
energy." 



Basketball Team 
Travels to Europe 

Coach Jim Kessler, his staff and the team left 
December 29 from Chicago on a flight that would 
take them to uncharted lands for the Lancers, as 
for the first time the annual trip would take the 
Lancers' out of the Western Hemisphere on a tour 
filled with basketball and ministry opportunities. 



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GRACE SCHOOLS 



The team spent 18 days in Europe over Christmas 
break. 

Kessler said basketball was a fun part of the trip, 
but he was more impressed with the welcome 
Grace received. "They really rolled out the red 
carpet." Kessler said of the hosting cities. "Sport 
has a universal way of making those kind of 
connections between people." 

The tour took Grace to Lyon. Montceau, 
LeCreusot and Dijon in France, and then on to the 
Black Forest Academy and Aalen in Germany. The 
itinerary was planned so the trip could assist the 
efforts of Grace Brethren missionaries in France 
and Germany, which turned out to be the high 
point of the IVz weeks. The crowds were substan- 
tial for most of the contests, which was a great 
benefit for the missionaries, who often have a dif- 
ficult time making contacts, especially with men. 

"It was something to see missionaries with tears 
in their eyes when they saw all the potential 
contacts these games made." said Kessler. 

But the missionaries were not the only ones 
impacted by the trip. "When missionaries say to 
pray for them, it's because they realize how 
important it really is, and now we do too," Kessler 
stated. "Sometimes it seems they are all alone. We 
have a deeper appreciation for what missionaries 
do. Several of our guys said they want to personally 
support a missionary when they get out of school 
and have the opportunity to do so, and some are 
even beginning to think about becoming mis- 
sionaries themselves." 

It was a chance conversation which led to the 
journey. 

"In a passing comment to Dean (Bruce) Barlow, 
I mentioned how nice it would be to go to Europe, 
but that we probably couldn't afford it." Kessler 
said. Then, when we began talking prices, we 



found that at that time of year we could fly to 
Europe for less money than it would cost to fly to 
Seattle." 

Each player was required to raise a portion of his 
expenses, but in light of the outcome, that invest- 
ment would appear to have eternal benefits. 

Low Student Loan 
Default Rates 

Grace College graduates pay off their student 
loans. 

According to Clif Palmer, Grace College's 
Associate Director of Student Financial Aid 
Services, the U.S. Department of Education 
recently reported that the student loan default rate 
among Grace College alumni is 2.6 percent. That 
rate, Palmer says, is considerably below the 
national average of five to 10 percent. 

Palmer attributes students' Christian heritage as 
the biggest single reason for this positive record. 
"Most of the students at Grace College have grown 
up in a Christian environment, and they feel a 
moral obligation to pay their loans." he explains. 

Palmer also said that in connection with the 
recent efforts by the Federal Government to reduce 
student loan defaults, Grace College now requires 
that each new student have an entrance interview 
before receiving student loans, In addition, 
students go through an exit interview before 
graduating. The interviews, Palmer says, provide 
students with complete explanations about obliga- 
tions that accompany student loans. 

"We also make it clear to students that any time 
they have questions about their loans, they should 
feel free to ask us." 



Where Are The Brethren? 

Editor's note: This is a series of charts and information on where Grace Brethren are located and their numbers. 



In December we looked at the international 
locations of Grace Brethren. Here is a graph 
which shows the areas where Grace Brethren 
Churches are located in the United States. We 
will follow this with the location of member- 
ship in the U.S.A. 

Pennsylvania 70 

Ohio 69 

Southern California -Arizona 37 

Maryland -DC -Virginia 31 

Indiana-Michigan 28 

Iowa -Colorado -New Mexico 26 

Florida 21 

Northwest -Northern California . . .22 
Hawaii -Alaska 12 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Larry Sowers has resigned as 
pastor of the Maranatha Brethren 
Church of Hagerstown, MD, and has 
accepted the pastorate of the 
Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church of 
Hollidaysburg, PA. 
Don Farner has accepted the call to 
become the pastor of the 
Ankenytown Grace Brethren 
Church, Bellville, OH. His address 
is: 20657 Old Mansfield Rd., 
Bellville, Oh 44813. 
The Maranatha Brethren Church of 
Hagerstown, MD, is seeking a new 
pastor. Anyone interested should call 
1-301/733-1717. 

Louis Amundson has been called 
as the Associate Pastor of the 
Greatland Grace Brethren Church of 
Anchorage, AK. He began his new 
duties on January 1, 1991. 



Change Your Annual 

Amundson, Louis. 19036 
Chichagof, Eagle River, 
AK 99577 (Tel. 
907/696-4654). 

Barnhill, Charles. 63 
Wallace Dr., Box 374, 
Lucas, OH 44843 (Tel. 
419/892-3978). 

Guiles, David. The Argen- 
tina address in the 
Annual is correct. 
Please disregard the 
change in the January 
Herald. 

Hatch, Burton. 8205 Martin 
Way E., No. 127, 
Olympia, WA 98506. 

Howell, Stephen. 5110 
Tuckaseegee Rd., 
Charlotte, NC 22807. 

Hulett, Clayton. 6748 
Pageantry St., Long 
Beach, CA 90808. 



Ingwaldson, Lew. 1905 
White Oaks Rd., Camp- 
bell, CA 95008. 

Nix, Dayne. 875 Floyd Ave., 
Chula Vista, CA 91910 
(Tel. 619/421-4143). 

Peters, Jack, Jr. 104 
Hemlock Ave., 
Sunnyside, WA 98944. 

Ryerson, Greg. 410 E. 
Social Row Rd., Dayton, 
OH 45458. 

Schrock, Norman. 1750 W. 
Lambert Rd., No. 120, 
La Habra, CA 90631. 

Tittle, Maynard. His 
telephone number is: 
717/374-3679. 

Ambassadors Grace 
Brethren Church: 8201 
Greenback Lane, Fair 
Oaks, CA 95628. 



Marriages 

Efflandt: Memry Jensen 
and Kevin Efflandt were 
married on December 
29, 1990, at the Com- 
munity Grace Brethren 
Church, Long Beach, 
CA. Kevin is serving as 
the youth pastor there. 

Myers: Lola Ingalsbe of 
Yakima and Russell 
Myers of Selah, WA, 
were united in holy 
wedlock on July 6, 1990. 
Paul Brook, pastor. 

Deaths 

Baum, Glendoris, 87, 
January 2, 1991. She 
was the mother of 
retired Grace Brethren 
Church Pastor F. Archer 
Baum, and a member of 
long-standing of the 
Grandview GBC, WA. 
Charles Winter officiated 
at the memorial service. 




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BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



Is America on the Verge of 

Similar Stirrings Among Southern Baptists 



(Second of a three-part series examining current 
trends in our nation. Condensed from the 
National and International Religion Report, Oct. 
8. 1990. Used by Permission) 

The Northwest Renewal bears resemblance to a 
movement among Southern Baptists that has been 
under way since September of 1989, when six 
Southern Baptists Convention (SBC) leaders 
issued a call for corporate prayer and public 
confession of sin. SBC churches that have 
conducted "solemn assemblies," as the gatherings 
are called, have reported results ranging from 
increased attendance to resolution of bitter church 
conflicts. 



. . . tears are common 
in the prayer meetings: 

"I have wept more 

in the last eight months 

than I have in 

my entire ministry." 



Henry Blackaby, director of prayer and spiritual 
awakening for the SBC's Home Mission Board in 
Atlanta, says that behind the much-publicized 
news of power struggles and political mudslinging 
in his denomination is a quieter renewal move- 
ment that is growing in intensity Like Dirks, 
Blackaby says tears are common in the prayer 
meetings: "I have wept more in the last eight 
months than I have in my entire ministry," he said 
in September. Over 400 pastors and prayer leaders 
met prior to the convention's July meeting in New 
Orleans, where, according to Blackaby, "a lot of 
people got their lives right with the Lord." During 
times of confession and repentance, Blackaby said, 
the group gained "an intense awareness that the 
problem [with our denomination] is in our relation- 
ship with God." 

What could happen if the 43,000 Southern 
Baptist congregations in the nation experienced 



renewal? "That is exactly what we are preparing 
the leadership of the convention for," said 
Blackaby. Not only are some SBC executives 
convening for the sole purpose of prayer and 
confession of sin, but leaders from other 
demoninations are curiously eyeing the trend. 

When the movement began one year ago, it 
seemed that solemn assemblies were triggering 
renewal primarily in small towns and outlying 
areas like Cameron, Texas, or Roswell, New Mexico. 
Today the trend is quietly gaining in emphasis and 
importance among denominational leaders. Morris 
Chapman, pastor of First Baptist Church of 
Wichita Falls, Texas, and the new president of the 
denomination, says he is earnestly studying the 
dynamics of solemn assemblies. He also took part 
in a four-day prayer conference at Mt. Lebanon 
Baptist Encampment near Dallas to hear various 
speakers address the subject of revival. T.W. Hunt, 
an SBC Sunday School Board official, told the 350 
conference partipants that he was "impressed" by 
what he had seen of the new stirring of renewal. 
Hunt said he had seen Baptists "overwhelmed by 
God's dread holiness" during the prayer 
gatherings. 

Richard Owen Roberts, a Congregational 
minister and revival historian who addressed the 
Baptists at Mt. Lebanon, warned his audience not 
to program the solemn concept. Blackaby assures 
his colleagues that it will not be promoted as a fad. 
"There is a deep moving of God in our leadership, 
but most Southern Baptists have never heard of 
solemn assembly. We haven't gone far enough into 
solemn assembly to have corrupted it yet," he 
explained. But he and other SBC leaders do exhibit 
a sense of urgency about their message. Some 
speakers at the Mt. Lebanon meeting wondered 
aloud whether the Southern Baptist Church is 
under the judgment of God — ajudgment that can 
be averted only through prayer and genuine 
revival, they cautioned. Said Blackaby: "We've 
taken seriously what God has said to us to hurry 
to the people called Southern Baptist and say, 'God 
has given us one more chance.' What a tragedy if 
our leaders did not recognize the judgment of 
God." fib be concluded next month) 



HERALD/ February 15, 1991 



13 



HOME MISSIONS 



What Can An Infant Church Do? 



In a recent letter from Dr. 
Lester Pifer, he reported on 
some of the accomplish- 
ments of the North Port, 
Florida, Grace Brethren 
Church which he founded 
less than two years ago. Here 
is a partial list of what God 
has done for /through this 
small group of faithful be- 
lievers during the time that 
Pastor Pifer served in his 
retirement on a part time 
basis: 

1. Church emerged from a home Bible study to 
become an organized church, incorporated with 
tax-free status. 




Dr. Lester Pifer 



2. Facilities rented in the North Port Mall for public 
services. 

3. A permanent church site of 3.6 acres pur- 
chased; the small congregation raised $14,600 in 
cash; the balance was borrowed from the Grace 
Brethren Investment Foundation. 

4. The church has adopted partial support of two 
foreign missionaries and set goals for both Home 
and Navajo Missions commitments. 

5. The first full time pastor has been 
called and will begin his ministry in 
mid-March. He is Ed DeZago, for- 
merly pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church in Ft. Myers, Florida and, 
most recently pastor of an indepen- 
dent Bible church in Palatine, 
Illinois. 




Pastor Ed 
DeZago 



News from other Home Missions Churches 




Pastor Don 
Bowl in 



Pastor Don Bowlin of Rio Rancho, 
New Mexico, reports that the con- 
gregation is rejoicing in the evident 
blessing of God as 1990 came to a 
close. Seven people were baptized in 
December and two other men trans- 
ferred membership, and the nine were 
assimilated in La Mesa Grace Church. 

In a recent Sunday morning ser- 
vice, a man came forward at the 
invitation to rededicate his life to God, promising 
to serve Him faithfully. After prayer, he looked at 
the people, then at the pastor and said, "Pastor, 
I hope you have something for me to do." You can 
be sure, that Pastor Bowlin responded in the 
affirmative ! 

From Northeast Columbus, Ohio, 

Pastor Will Marling writes about the 

work at the Rocky Ridge Grace 

Brethren Church: "I am excited 

because the spiritual battle lines have 

been drawn and Satan is concerned 

about losing territory. I have been 

privileged to see some tremondous 

events in the lives of people. A man 

who found it difficult to discuss 

spiritual issues, now has a renewed confidence in 

the God who has planted this church. 

"Numerous families have been drawn into the 
ministry through the relationship and outreach of 



our attenders, asking significant spiritual ques- 
tions and finding hope through Bible teaching and 
authentic relationships. One couple even is driven 
to be considered a part of the ministry though they 
have yet to become Christians - they are not sure 
what is happening, but they know it is real! 

"Of course, church planting is always a 
challenge, but the spiritual satisfaction is always 
greater." 




Pastor Will 
Marling 



Ministry Opportunity 
Available 

The Grace Brethren Home Missions Coun- 
cil is seeking a qualified person to serve in its 
Winona Lake office as controller of its three 
corporations (Home Missions, Investment 
Foundation, Navajo Mission). The individual 
chosen for this position will manage the 
financial office of the Mission and should be 
experienced in accounting systems, financial 
analysis, computer support systems, and 
other management responsibilities. Inter- 
ested parties may request a job description 
and application by writing P.O. Box 587, 
Winona Lake, IN, 46590, Attn. Jesse Deloe, 
or phone 219/267-5161. 



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HERALD/ February 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 




Pastor Joe 
Cosentino 




Pastor Joe Cosentino, Lake 
County Grace Brethren Church, 
Willoughby, Ohio, is rejoicing in 
recent evangelism opportunities. 
An eleven-year old girl, named 
Jacquie, came up to the pastor one 
Sunday and asked, "Pastor Joe, can 
you come to my house and tell me 
how to get saved?" Joe says "That's 
a truly prepared heart." 

He also relates an opportunity to 
share the Gospel as he was leaving his office one 
evening. Chuck, from a neighboring office, began 
a conversation which turned to spiritual things, 
resulting in Chuck's placing his trust in Christ that 
night. 

And this is all before an Evangelism Explosion 
ministry began in the Church in February. 

Escanaba is in Michigan's 
upper peninsula. It's good hunt- 
ing territory. (Pastor Gary Hable 
boasts that he and his son put four 
deer in the freezer this year.) More 
importantly, he reports on the 
blessings of their ministry. 

"Last quarter we divided our 
mid-week service into two Adult 
Bible Fellowships. This has proven 
to be a real blessing. Through those 
ministries we have seen three people come to 
Christ. Now comes the job of training them in 
righteousness. As you know, new Christians need 
a lot of love, care, and guidance. Please pray for 
them." 

One of the couples leading an ABF moved from 
Warsaw, Indiana, to assist in the ministry. Pastor 
Hable writes that "Stan and Julie Martin are 
having a wonderful ministry with the youth, 
involving them in a puppet ministry. They are also 
doing an excellent job with their ABF, indicating 
that this adult ministry is the highlight of their 
week." 

The congregation of the Grace Brethren Church 
in the Princess city of Mishawaka, Indiana, is 

rejoicing in their mortgage-burning on December 
30th. "Our five acres of debt-free land," as Pastor 
Scott Weaver says, "is just waiting for us to place 
a new building upon it." 

They dedicated a new set of flags in January and 
took the occasion to honor servicemen in Saudi 
Arabia. Two of their members are there, including 
U.S. Army chaplain Phil Spence. 



Pastor Gary 
Hable 




Pastor Charles 
Thornton 



A Look at Last Year 

by Pastor Charles Thornton, Millersburg, 
Ohio, Grace Brethren Church 

Here ate some memorable events in the experience 
of the church in 1990: 

1. The joy of new families involved 
in the fellowship (and he lists five). 

2. Sadness at the death of a church 
family member but happiness in a 
marriage in the church. 

3. A great Valentine Dinner, fifth 
Sunday celebrations, and an out- 
door worship service and picnic. 

4. Visiting missionaries who 
sharpened vision. 

5. Encouragement by many supporters from a 
distance who offered prayer and gave gifts. 

6. Joy in an effective, well-planned DVBS (their 
first) and a record attendance of 105 at the best 
Christmas program ever. 

7. A good workday at someone's home that pro- 
vided "blessed blisters" but also sweet fellowship 
in ministry. 

8. A "Spirit of the Season" project by the Women 
of Grace. 

Thanks, WMC Ladies! 

The women of our Grace Brethren Churches 
across the country have, once again, demonstrated 
their commitment to God and their support of 
church-planting in America. We recently received 
a generous check from the national treasurer, 
indicating that the ladies had chosen to provide 
funding for the following projects: 

1. Materials and equipment for the Hispanic work 
in Yakina Valley, Washington (Pastor Abner 
Solano). 

2. Improvements at the appalachian mountain 
work at the Victory Mountain Grace Brethren 
Church, Dry Hill, Kentucky (Pastor Sam Baer). 

3. Computer hardware and software for the pro- 
motion department in the home office of Grace 
Brethren Home Missions. 

Over the years, WMC ladies have manifested 
Christ in a great number of ways. Grace Brethren 
Home Missions is particularly grateful for scores 
of thousands of dollars that have been given to 
fund special projects across America! We thank 
God for your love and support, ladies! 



HERALD/ February 15, 1991 



15 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



Personal Reflections 



/ have been encouraged by many to open up a limited number 
of pages of the Herald magazine to the expression of opinions 
and beliefs regarding the baptism! membership issue in the 
Grace Brethren Church. No practical means of such an 
exchange has been available to persons following last year's 
national conference. A forum plan was adopted at the 1989 
conference, but has not been implemented in a workable 
fashion to date. No exchanges which involve the names of 
other persons will be included. The use of the Herald 
magazine makes the information available to lay persons as 
well as to ministers. No editing will be done on any of the 
articles and it is understood that the material does not have 
the endorsement of the Herald, the Fellowship or the local 
church — it reflects the personal position of the individual 
author. —Charles W. Turner, publisher 

By Russell L. Williams 
Grace Brethren Church, Orangevale, CA 

Does Our Lord Care How We Are Baptized? 

To the best of my knowledge there are a number 
of things on which the Brethren agree. They agree 
the only form of baptism is not for salvation. They 
agree baptism is not for church membership. They 
agree the only form of baptism they will practice 
is "Triune" immersion. I realize some may call it 
"trine" rather than "triune." There is a distinct 
difference. 

In 1964 action was taken to receive those into 
membership who had been baptized by single im- 
mersion if a local church so chose. As far as I know 
no church in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
Churches will receive anyone into membership 
who has been sprinkled or poured— yet! 

In this article I am going to approach the 
question from an entirely different perspective. 
Does it make any difference to our Commander 
in Chief how a person is baptized? Isn't this the 
bottom line? 

Let us lay some background. In Scripture there 
are different kinds, not forms, of baptism. There 
is a baptism of suffering, baptism by fire, baptism 
of the Holy Spirit and water baptism. Then there 
is Jewish baptism, John's baptism and Christian 
baptism. The Jews baptized proselytes and also 
practiced frequent baptisms. John's baptism was 
"baptism unto repentance" and is not Christian 
baptism. The question of re-baptism, as we know 
it today did not come up because there was no 
problem. Thousands were baptized on the day of 
Pentecost. Most, if not all of these, had been 
baptized because they were Jews, and many had 
also been baptized because they were followers of 
John the Baptist. Those on the day of Pentecost 
affirmed the validity of their previous baptism by 



being re-baptized. 

I will be referring to Romans 6 later, but unless 
one believes baptism is for salvation this passage 
can only refer to the baptism of the Holy Spirit 
which every believer receives the moment we 
come to Jesus Christ. 

The four Gospels are each unique. John 
presents Jesus Christ as very God, equal with the 
Father; Luke presents Jesus as the perfect man; 
Mark presents Jesus as the perfect servant; while 
Matthew presents Jesus as the perfect King, or 
"King of the Jews." Then, when the Risen Lord 
speaks in Matthew 28:18 and says, "All power is 
given unto Me in heaven and in earth," He is 
speaking as Lord of lords and King of kings. Why 
did He give the Great Commission here and does 
it matter to Him how it is observed? After all, isn't 
this the real issue? 



". . . In the name of the 

Father, and the Son 

and of the Holy Spirit." 

... a perfect picture of 

a God who is one yet three 

this is the very heart 

of our Christian faith! 



At National Conference a few years ago a speaker 
made the statement, "Nothing happens in the 
mind of the listener apart from specific pictures." 
I believe our Lord is the perfect Teacher and knew 
this! 

While our Lord was here He was "fulfilling" the 
law. He could not give specific pictures to His 
Church until this was completed. The dividing line 
is found in John 13:1-4. He gave two pictures 
which cover the very basic foundational truths of 
His message to His Church. The first is the 
Communion Service, which we will not discuss 
here, except to point out it was as God He knelt 
and washed His disciples feet. Only God can 
cleanse the believer's walk. The second is the 
Great Commission. Let us look at it. 

"All authority is given to me in heaven and in 
earth, You go and (1) disciple all nations, (2) bap- 
tizing them into the name of the Father and of the 
Son and of the Holy Spirit, (3) teaching them to 



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FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



do all that I commanded you, and lo, I am with you 
alway, even unto the end of the age." 

There are at least three pictures in His baptismal 
command which are foundational to our Christian 
faith. First, is separation from the old life and the 
world. In the early church baptism was much 
more public than today. It was held by a river or 
some other public place. The world saw them and 
separation was as much an action of the world as 
it was of them. Of course when one comes to Christ 
He delivers him from the shame and bondage of 
sin but there is another aspect I believe we need 
to emphasize. Barnabas told Paul, "You arise. You 
be baptized. You wash away your sins, calling on 
the name of the Lord." Through the years so many 
have rejoiced because of the habits and emotions 
they left behind as they stepped forth from the 
baptismal water. 

The second picture is identity with Christ in His 
dying. As I said, I believe Romans 6 is speaking 
of Spirit baptism. However, it lays down a very 
foundational truth for water baptism v:3 "That all 
of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ, 
have been baptized into His death." v:4 "Therefore, 
we have been buried with Him through baptism 
into death." v:5 "if we have been united with Him 
in the likeness of His death." We are identified with 
a dying Christ, not a dead Christ. It is not Christ 
in the tomb but Christ on the cross. Depending 
upon life-style, there might be a difference of 
opinion as to how He was buried. There is no ques- 
tion as to how He died. In John 19:30 we read, "He 
bowed His head and surrendered His spirit." This 
is a perfect picture of complete surrender. 

When we come to the final picture, it is the one 
of supreme importance to our Christian faith. "In 
the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy 
Spirit." Where, in Scripture, can you find a perfect 
picture of a God who is one yet three? Yet this is 
the very heart of our Christian faith! We find the 
picture we need in the baptism Christ command- 
ed us. We go down into the water and come up out 
of the water. It is one baptism just as our God is 
one. While we are in the water there are three 
distinct and separate acts just as God is three 
distinct and separate beings. More than this, bap- 
tism reminds us we have a special relationship 
with each one. The Father loved us and gave His 
Son. Christ loved us and died for our sins. The Holy 
Spirit loved us and drew us to Christ then indwells 
us with His presence. This is not simple "trine" 
immersion. It is "triune" immersion for each dip 
reminds us of our relationship with one of the 
three persons of the Godhead. Incidentally single 
immersion only emphasized the Unity of God and 
was introduced by a man named Arias who did not 



believe in the deity of Christ. 

I am not going to try to answer for those who 
have chosen to follow a different course. I would 
challenge them with one question. Did our 
Commander in Chief, when He commanded us to 
baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son 
and of the Holy Spirit intend a three-fold action? 
If He did, then does an action of a body of believers 
some two thousand years later make His 
command invalid? 

The real question then is not what have men 
made baptism to mean in the two thousand years 
since Christ commanded it? The real question is 
What did the Lord of lords and King of kings mean 
when He issued the command? If He intended 
sprinkling, then we should sprinkle. If He intend- 
ed single immersion then we should only practice 
single immersion. But, if He intended Triune 
immersion, as I believe He did, then who are we 
to alter His command? 

With this in mind let us look at the third part 
of the Great Commission! "You teach them to do 
all that I commanded you." The bottom line we 
must all answer is: Did our Commander in Chief 
command the disciples to baptize by Triune 
immersion? The corolary to this is, did He include 
this as one of the all things they were to teach 
those who followed them? 

Let us say it in another way. Did our Commander 
in Chief have a specific form in mind when He 
commanded His followers to baptize those they 
discipled? Did He make it specific they were to 
observe this form and teach all who followed to 
observe it? Do we, two thousand years later, have 
authority to change this form? Are we going to 
obey our Commander in Chief or make our own 
rules? 

Unless we have a special directive from our Com- 
mander in Chief, just where do we get the authori- 
ty to accept other than the form He commanded? 



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EDITORIAL 



We are living in a time when 
feet have never been so impor- 
tant or so little used. We do not 
walk much anymore and when it 
is possible to ride, we do. We will 
use a bicycle, a skateboard, a car, 
subway, train, bus or plane to 
avoid walking. We spend millions 
on school busses to get children 
to school. All this in the age of 
the best transportation with 
interstate highways ever devised 
by mankind! 

I have often wondered what we 
are saving our feet for and now it 
has become clear. We have 
retained them for the purpose of 
decoration and adornment. This 
is the era of the sneaker. In large 
city schools you are known by 
what sneakers you wear. In fact, 
we are told young persons have 
been killed for their sneakers. 
You can lose your status if you do 
not wear the right brand. Recent- 
ly a Marquette University basket- 
ball player stumbled during a 
nationally televised college game 
when his L. A. Gear sneakers fell 
apart. This is bad news! 

Now, do not blame the young 
folks only . . . the sneaker fad has 
gripped every generation and 
nationality Grandmothers wear 
them and great-grandmothers 
wear them, too. Sneakers are 
easy on your feet and hard on 
your budget. Sneakers by 
Reebok and L.A. Gear, sneakers 
that are tied and sneakers that 
are untied, in whites and reds 
and fluorescent. They are all 
cool, I am told. I do not 
remember them as cool as much 
as I remember them as hot boxes 
on my feet that did not breathe 
and when I took them off. no one 
could breathe. Recently in an air- 
port I saw a lady from India in 
native garb, with a red mark on 
her forehead. I admired the tradi- 
tions of people and how they 
retain their good old ways. When 
she sat down I noticed she was 
wearing what appeared to be a 
pair of Air Jordans, Nikes, I 
think they are. So much for 
tradition. 

You can pump the things up. 



wear them tall enough to reach 
halfway to your knees, but. they 
have one thing in common . . . 
they all cost about a month's pay. 
We have progressed from the 
good old days when they were 
simple and only the poor kids in 
the neighborhood wore them, to 
their new exalted position . . . the 
king of clothing. I have not worn 
a pair for some 35 years, 
although I do admit having 
looked at a pair with the thought 
of seeing what made them such 
a hot item. When approached by 
a clerk, I passed it off as looking 
for something for the kids and 
lost myself in the crowds at the 
mall. 

Actually it is the feet in the 
shoes that are the important 
thing. I can wear the same brand 
as Michael Jordan, but could not 
jump to his belt buckle. I could 
put on the shoes of the best hit- 
ter in the majors and strike out 
every time at bat. So one day I 
said to myself, "Charlie, it is not 
the sneakers that make the dif- 
ference, it is in the feet". 

Paul quoted an Old Testament 
prophet of God to help me see an 
important truth. The feet that 
are beautiful are the feet that 
bring good news. They bring the 
gospel of hope and life to people. 
God's people have for centuries 
been walking and preaching and 
telling others of the existence of 
the one true God — the God who 
created them and the God who 
loves them. They have walked 
through the streets of Jerusalem 
and into the prison cells of the 
world. They have walked to be 
burned at the stake. They have 
walked in the cold climes and the 
areas of the equator. They have 
walked into palaces and pulpits 
and they have brought the one 
bit of news that makes the dif- 
ference . . . the good news that 
Christ died for the sins of the 
world. Now those are beautiful 
feet which could wear sneakers 
or satin slippers of the rich or not 
be able to afford a pair of shoes 
at all. But if they bear the 
message, they are beautiful! 




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Beautiful 

Are 

the 

Feet That . 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 




3 Editorial 

How Beautiful 
Are the 
Feet that . . . 

Charles W. Turner 
5 Grace Schools 

College to Host 
FCA Golf Camp 

Enrollment 

Exceeds 

Budget 



7 BEM 

Is America on 
the Verge 
of Revival? 



8 Home Missions 

Taking a STAND 
for Christ 



10 Fellowship Happenings 

Personal 
Reflections: 
The Baptism/ 
Membership 
Debate 
Daniel Treier 

ii Letter from a 

Great-Grandmother 



12 WMC 

Missionaries of 
the Year 

Be a Friend to 
a Missionary 

14 Foreign Missions 

Findlay to 
Bangui: Love 
Extended Around 
the World 

by Greg Weimer 



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Grace College to Host 
FCA Golf Camp 

Dr. Richard Dilling, Grace College golf coach, 
has announced that the Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes (FCA) has chosen the college as one of 
six locations for FCAs junior Golf Camps for the 
summer of 1991. 

Grace College is the only educational institu- 
tion chosen by the FCA for its Junior Golf Camp 
program. Sixty young golfers aged 13 to 18 will 
be housed on the Grace campus July 21-25. 

Dr. Dilling said that the camp includes Bible 
study and small group discussions, along with 
golf instruction and practice. Several Grace 
College golf team members will assist as 
counselors, along with volunteer coaches, club 
professionals, and touring PGA professionals. 

The camp will make use of Stonehenge Golf 
Club near the Grace campus. 




On March 1, Jerry Young, chairman of the Grace 
Schools Board of Trustees, presented a plaque 
honoring Ted Franchino to Franchino's two daughters, 
Mrs. Shelly Reeve and Mrs. Melinda Daniels. 
Franchino had been a Grace Schools trustee since 
1969. He lost his bout with cancer on November 3, 
1990. The plaque was presented on behalf of the 
Grace Schools and Seminary family during the annual 
banquet for faculty, staff, and trustees. 




Thanks in part to a gift from the Women's Mis- 
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students have a new computer laboratory. The new 
lab features 10 computers. In addition to this new lab, 
other recent campus improvements include the 
chapel /auditorium in McClain Hall, a new student 
union area in Alpha Hall, new classrooms equipped 
with media for interactive learning, and renovation 
of Lancer Lounge in Philathea Hall. Lancer Lounge has 
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Grace College students seeking refreshments and 
fellowship. 

Enrollment Exceeds 



Budget 



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hours for the second semester over anticipated 
budget. 

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Is America on the Verge of Revival? 

New Attitudes Among Leaders 



(Third of a three-part series examining current 
trends in our nation. Condensed from the 
National and International Religion Report, Oct. 
8. 1990. Used by Permission) 

Is America on the verge of genuine revival? 
"Yes," says author and YWAM (Youth With a 
Mission) director John Dawson. He bases his 
conjecture on what he has witnessed among 
pastors in 1990. Like Dirks and Blackaby, he 
believes that a "deep humility" among leaders 
has become a primary impetus for renewal. "I've 
seen more tears of repentance (in pastors' 
meetings) since January of this year than in the 
past 20 years of ministry," he said. Dawson's 
theory is that revival cannot occur in a com- 
munity where Christians are divided — even if 
the rifts are rooted in century-old grievances. He 
says he has witnessed white pastors in Southern 
cities repenting and weeping over racial pre- 
judices that have festered for decades. Similar 
instances have occurred in Western towns where 
the treatment of native Americans became a 
topic of heartfelt confession. 

There is a recognizably different attitude 
among church leaders today compared to just 
a year ago, Dawson says. "This is a different 
season ... I think we've lost our cockiness. All 
the pastors I meet now are meek, open, 
teachable, and they are honoring each other and 
each other's movements." Why the sudden 
change? "Seven or eight years ago a lot of Chris- 
tian leaders were saying we were on the verge 
of revival," he recounts. "But then the 
televangelist scandals occurred and we all went 
to the woodshed for discipline." Now, Dawson 
asserts, "wherever I go, I find that the cities are 
filled with meekness and unity." 

Glenn Sheppard, senior associate for prayer 
for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangel- 
ization, agrees with Dawson. Sheppard says 
similar characteristics seen in the Northwest 
Renewal and the Solemn Assembly movement 
were evident in the Asbury College revival, 
which he witnessed while a student at the SBC's 
Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1970. 



That movement involved mostly students at the 
Methodist college and was likewise earmarked 
by impromptu open repentance. 

Could a so-called "Asbury experience" be 
repeating itself? Sheppard, who travels exten- 
sively in the U.S., reports that a "prayer move- 
ment" is building within many church groups 
today. He predicts that this trend will unite 
Christians from diverse backgrounds as they 
focus less on distinctives and more on the per- 
son of Christ. "I believe we are entering a 
post-denominational era," he theorized, express- 
ing a conviction that various churches and 
ministries will engage in a deeper level of 
cooperation as renewal efforts increase. 

That level of cooperation was evident at the 
Kitsap Pavilion in the western Puget Sound area 
of Washington, observers said, when more than 
40 churches canceled their Sunday morning 
services to worship corporately "When I told my 
church we were going to meet together with the 
other Christians in the area, their response was, 
'It's about time,' " recalled Scott Montagne, 
pastor of Bayside Community Church. He said 
the Northwest Renewal Movement in his area 
made an indelible impression on his own life and 
his church. "It's not an ecumenical movement. 
We are just loving one another. What's going on 
here is a change of heart," Montagne said. 

It remains to be seen whether these trends will 
in fact lead to a bona fide revival in America. 
Observers believe that the groundswell of 
interest in what is happening at Multnomah is 
an indicator that pastors want such a movement 
to sweep the country. Terry Dirks says his office 
is inundated with requests from pastors who 
want to schedule prayer retreats in their com- 
munities. "One group of men in Idaho told me, 
'This isn't something we just want to do. It's 
something we must do,' " Dirks said. But Dirks 
and Aldrich can attend only so many meetings 
a year, and they insist on limiting their involve- 
ment to Oregon and Washington. Their hope. 
Dirks said, is that the news of what is taking 
place in the Northwest will be a catalyst for a 
far-reaching spiritual awakening. 



HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 



Taking a STAND for Christ 



Dan Thompson, pastor of the 
Naples, Florida, Grace Brethren 
Church is discovering that 
church planting is definitely a 
family-wide enterprise. Danielle 
Thompson, his daughter, is one 
of three girls who have launched 
a new club in the local Barron 
Collier High School. Called 
STAND (Students Taking a New 
Direction), the group is open to 
students of any Christian 
denomination. It meets before 
school for prayer and to discuss 
daily business. 

Danielle explains how she and 
her friends got the idea for the 
group, "A recent U.S. Supreme 
Court decision allows any group 
of students in the public school system all over the 
nation to pray and study the Bible on campus, in- 
dicating that it is not mixing church and state. If 
groups of people want to get together and talk 
about New Age stuff or save the ecology, it is real- 
ly not different from being able to pray and read 
the Bible. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has 
been a long-established club on campus, and we 
couldn't understand why they permitted one 
group for athletes but not another for the rest of 
us. We were waiting anxiously [for the Supreme 
Court's ruling]. When the decision was an- 
nounced, we went to our school's activities direc- 
tor, requesting that we have an on-campus 




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Danielle Thompson, and Haley Harkins; plus Jason 
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own neighboring high school. 



Christian club as a support 
group- 
She goes on to explain how 
their name, "STAND," originated: 
"STAND is 'Students Taking a 
New Direction' and our motto is 
'Stand Up and Stand Out for 
Christ.' We don't package it at all. 
When people come and ask what 
is STAND, we say it is a Christian 
support group where we pray 
and study the Bible to discover 
what God has for our lives. We've 
ended up with a lot of kids who 
do not even know who Jesus and 
his disciples were, but they are 
coming to find out what it is all 
about. 

"We expected to have only five 
or six girls. We wound up with nineteen (both guys 
and girls)! Since then word has spread rapidly. We 
have had a good response from people asking 
about the club and wanting to be involved in it. We 
are now having to start official sign-ups just to keep 
track of them all (both Christians and non- 
Christians). It has been really exciting! 

"At Barron Collier High School there are 1800 
students, an increase of 700 since last year. What 
is happening in our school has been termed 
'revival.' I would say it is basically because this is 
happening all over the nation. We're coming into 
a generation where kids are looking for more 
stable families. We're looking for commitment, 
we're looking for stability. 

"In their hearts, the kids at my school want God 
really badly. They want meaning in their lives and 
their search right now is being filled with the Lord 
and with taking a stand for Christ. There were a 
few of us who for the past two years have been 
working at building relationships with the kids in 
our school through established channels; some are 
involved in band and the music end of the school: 
I'm involved in cheerleading and football and the 
sports end of the school; and some are involved in 
student council. We are establishing personal one- 
on-one relationships and being consistent in those 
friendships. And now, when kids are looking for 
meaning in their life, they come to us and ask 
where it comes from. 'We've seen your friendship, 
we've seen your consistency, we know your lifestyle 
and testimony and now we want to know where 



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HOME MISSIONS 



it comes from.' And that is what is giving us the 
opportunity to say, 'Alright, we are ready to stand 
up too. This is what they are looking for, and this 
is what we've got to offer, and we know it is the 
best.' 

"We are not going to be ashamed to do it. This 
started happening last year and has pretty much 
snowballed since then. It's becoming the 'in thing' 
to carry a Bible at my school, and you are very 
much looked down on if vou do not believe in God. 




It was originally thought that only five or six would 
become involved in STAND; the response has been 
tremendous. 

let alone have a personal relationship with Him. 

"Just as an example, the defensive line of our 
football team, who in a 4A district went to State 
with an undefeated season last year, painted 
crosses on the top of their football shoes so when 
they got in the huddle they remembered to give 
the glory to God. This is pretty phenomenal for a 
public school. This year they started, among the 
students, a pre-game chapel. They have devotions 
together as a team before the game. They have 
better attitudes after the game. Half of the football 
team goes to our church on Sunday mornings. 
They make up half of our congregation and they 
come to church after working out. They go and 
work out, then come in sweats and a tee-shirt 
ready to praise God. 

"We're working on keeping consistent 
throughout the week and holding each other 
accountable. Right now that is our biggest prayer 
request. As teens, we don't always have guts 
enough to hold each other accountable. There is 
a lot of intimidation, but we're working on building 
friendships among the Christians so when we see 
a problem we can confront it, deal with it, and say 
we're here and we're in it together. There is a lot 
of unity among the Christians and we're ready to 
set the school of fire. 

"The families in the community are real in- 
volved in their kids' lives and it's been kind of 



strange how God has been working. The kids just 
got saved, I would say, within the past year or two 
but have been very closed-mouth about their rela- 
tionship with God and their church within their 
families. But now, as they are walking off the field 
after a football game, they will just happen to say 
to their parents, 'By the way, that is my pastor. 
Why don't you go meet him?' Then they go into 
the locker room. Feeling an obligation, the parents 
have been meeting my parents. It has been in- 
teresting because they are all saying, 'So you are 
the guy my son (or daughter) has been with on 
Sunday mornings. What are you teaching him?' 
They are taking an interest in it so much that now 
they are saying, 'Why didn't we know about this 
before? Why can't we be involved?' We're saying. 
'You can, please do!' So it's been really neat 
because a lot of the moms have been coming to 
a women's discipleship group with my mom. We're 
working on getting the dads involved. 

"In our high school, we have just started an 
outreach program where we're focusing tremen- 
dously on discipleship. We have Campus Life 
which is very evangelistic and picks up on the con- 
tacts and the potential that is there. But then they 
are not being discipled. So our church is beginn- 
ing to pick up on this and follow through with 
discipleship. We're not only doing outreach and 
bringing people to church, we're also learning a 
verse of the week, and we're saying that STAND is 
available as your support group. 

"We're having prayer in the mornings, and there 
are a lot of different Christian activities this year 
that are offered on-campus and off. We ask people 
to try to make it to at least one activity each week 
outside church. We also encourage faithfulness in 
Bible study and actual discipling one-on-one. We 
ourselves are being discipled by an adult and in 
turn discipling just one person, sharing and 
opening our hearts back and forth." 

Thanks to Danielle's heart for souls and boldness 
to share the Gospel, the 
Grace Brethren Church in 
Naples now has a strong 
ministry within her public 
high school. Danielle 
hopes to start branches of 
the club at other high 
schools in the area. Please 
remember the Thompson 
family in prayer as, 

together, they reach the Pastor Dan and 

Naples, Florida, communi- Jackie Thompson, 
ty for Christ. Danielle's parents. 




HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



9 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



Personal Reflections 



/ have been encouraged by many to open up a limited number 
of pages of the Herald magazine to the expression of opinions 
and beliefs regarding the baptism I membership issue in the 
Grace Brethren Church. No practical means of such an 
exchange has been available to persons following last year's 
national conference. A forum plan was adopted at the 1989 
conference, but has not been implemented in a workable 
fashion to date. No exchanges which involve the names of 
other persons will be included. The use of the Herald 
magazine makes the information available to lay persons as 
well as to ministers. No editing will be done on any of the 
articles and it is understood that the material does not have 
the endorsement of the Herald or the Fellowship — it reflects 
the personal position of the individual author. 

—Charles W. Turner, publisher 

By Daniel J. Treier 

Cedarville College 

Recently I was privileged to attend one of the 

forums on the baptism issue. I came away with a 

few observations about the state of our Fellowship 

that I would like to share. 

1. Many in our Fellowship appear to lack a 
consistent hermeneutic. The repeated use of 
Romans 14 and Acts 15 as guidelines for our 
Fellowship to respond to this crisis prompted the 
question. "Is baptism a disputable matter?" The 
person who brought up these passages, though, 
said no. He said that he was trying to draw prin- 
ciples from the passages. It is my understanding 
of the passages, however, that the principles 
therein apply only to disputable matters. 
Therefore, if we say (as this man did) that baptism 
is doctrinal rather than disputable, we should not 
use these passages as guidelines. We must not 
claim Biblical support for our views if the passages 
we cite do not really apply. I'm concerned that 
neither side is looking completely to the scriptures 
and their intended meaning for answers; rather, 
many passages are being taken out of context. 

2. Related to the lack of a consistent herme- 
neutic is a lack of concern for precision. Precision 
seems to be a dirty word in our Fellowship. When 
a list of possible symbolisms for baptism was 
suggested, one person commented that all could 
be valid. He suggested that to narrow it down any 
further might make us guilty of "reductionism". 
While I would agree that we ought not dwell on 
trivialities, I think we must search the scriptures 
diligently to see all of their intended meaning and 
only their intended meaning. 

3. I believe, too, that our Fellowship now places 
more of an emphasis on human experience than 
on Biblical teaching. The consistent focus is on 
how unloving and condemning we must be to 
require trine immersion for membership. Yet we 

forget that Biblical love "rejoices with the truth" 



(I Cor. 13:6). We must let our interpretation of the 
scriptures determine our practice rather than 
letting our practice determine our interpretation 
of the scriptures. If trine immersion is not a 
Biblical requirement for church membership, then 
we must deal lovingly with prospective members. 
If trine immersion is a Biblical requirement for 
membership, we must still be loving, yet we must 
hold to the precedence over our experience and 
opinion. 

4. My last concern deals with our relationship 
to church leadership and Christianity at large. I 
quite often hear something like, "If John 
MacArthur and Charles Swindoll don't believe 
trine immersion, maybe we shouldn't hold to it 
very steadfastly." A similar statement in reference 
to a particular denomination was made at the 
forum. I respect John MacArthur greatly, but he 
is human like me. I must interpret the scriptures, 
depending on God for understanding, and hold 
with conviction to what the scriptures teach. The 
reformation occurred partly so that believers 
might have the right to interpret the scriptures for 
themselves. I fear that another Reformation is 
needed, so that we Grace Brethren might not be 
treated as inferior interpreters when compared to 
Christianity's leaders. We need to return to the 
"priesthood of believers", rather than blindly 
following the leaders who hold degrees and pastor 
large churches. 

In conclusion, it is my prayer that by a consis- 
tent hermeneutic, by a concern to understand the 
scriptures' intended meaning, by a loving stand for 
truth, and by each individual's diligent study, we 
will come to the Biblical conclusion and resulting 
unity. In short, we must lay aside "fleshly wisdom" 
(2 Cor. 1:12) and dependently search the 
scriptures. 



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A Letter From a Great-Grandmother to a Great-Granddaughter 



Editor's note: The following letter has been submitted for 
publication by Dr. Robert Thompson, who received a copy 
of it when serving as interim pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church. Westminster. CA. It is written by Addie Williams, 
who taught school and an adult Bible class for 30 years. 
Dr. Thompson notes: "It is a beautiful letter from a great- 
grandmother who was 93 years old last November." 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 




1990-91 WMC Missionaries 
of the Year 




Mrs. Paul (Berta) Kuns 

Berta was born at Yaloke 
Medical Center in the Central 
African Republic, the daughter 
of Harold and Marguerite 
Dunning, longtime missionar- 
ies to Africa; and the grand- 
daughter of pioneer mission- 
aries, James and Florence 
Gribble. Berta came to know 
Jesus as Savior as a child grow- 
ing up in Africa. At age twelve, 
her family moved back to the States. Paul is an 
experienced mechanic. He was born and raised in 
Whittier, California. At the age of six, he gave his 
heart to Jesus. As far back as he can remember, he 
was always taking things apart and putting them 
back together again. He learned much from help- 
ing and watching his dad. Berta and Paul met at 
church during their high school years. Following 
graduation and Paul's time in the U.S. Army, the 
Kunses were married. They had all the material 
things that should have made them "happy", but 
they felt restless and dissatisfied, even though they 
were very active in their churc' The Lord led them 
to Central African Republic w .re Paul maintains 
equipment and vehicles for the missionary staff, and 
Beta works as a librarian, secretary and bookkeeper. 
The Kuns have a son, Adam, and a daughter, Emily 



WMC Offering: 

(March, April, May) 

(send before June 10) 

Foreign Missions 
Goal: $9,000 

Projects: $3,000 for printing of 

Hungarian tracts; 
$6,000 for a vehicle for Portugal 

Missionaries of the Year 
Offering 

We suggest a goal of $1.50 a year per member. 




Mrs. Stan (Betty) Nairn 

Betty was born in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania. She moved to 
the neighborhood where the 
Third Brethren Church is 
located, and was saved during 
her teen years. Stan was rais- 
ed in a Christian home in 
Philadelphia, where he came 
to know Jesus through the 
teaching of the Word in his 
home, accepting Christ as 
Savior at the age of eight. He also attended the Third 
Brethren Church. Stan and Betty met during high 
school years through the youth group in their 
church, and dated five years before getting married 
in 1971. Stan graduated from Philadelphia College 
of the Bible in 1972 and from Grace Seminary in 
1976. He gained experience as a student pastor 
during college years and as an assistant pastor at 
two Grace Brethren churches in Pennsylvania, 
before becoming the pastor of the Middlebranch, 
Ohio Grace Brethren Church. The Nairns served in 
Middlebranch for several years before answering the 
Lord's call to foreign missions; they went to 
Argentina in the fall of 1983. They have four 
children: Jacquelin Scott, Andres and Jessica. 



A special thank-you goes to the WMC 
circles that faithfully send birthday cards and 
notes of encouragement to our missionaries. 
We would like to remind all ladies that the cards 
should be mailed directly to the missionaries 
and not to Grace Brethren Foreign Missions. 
This will speed up delivery of your cards and 
will prevent the GBFM from having to deduct 
the postage from the missionary's account. 
Also, please remember that postage to other 
countries will cost more than twenty-nine 
cents. If letters arrive with insufficient postage, 
the missionary has to pay the postage due. 

Thank you for using these tips to help our 
missionaries, and thank you for your faithful 
encouragement of them. 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Be a Friend to a (Home or Foreign) Missionary 



Most of the ideas below will work for either a 
Home Mission pastor's wife, an active foreign 
missionary (on the field or on Home Ministries), 
or a retired missionary. Of course, you can always 
add ideas of your own. 

1. Write a response to the writer of the Friendship 
Experience. All addresses can be found in the 
Grace Brethren Annual. 

2. Write to missionary kids. Send them a cassette 
tape, video (if they have a VCR), books or games. 

3. Home/District Missions: 

a. Invite a Home Mission pastor's wife to your 
meeting as your special guest. Pay her gas 
expenses and present her with a gift certificate or 
other gift. 

b. Find out the dates of birthdays and anniver- 
saries in the pastor's family. Send each family 
member a card for the appropriate celebration. 

c. Small gifts for the pastor's children on their 
birthdays help them to feel special. 

4. Have someone visit a Home Mission point, take 
pictures, and report to your meeting. 

5. Invite a missionary to be your guest at your 
Mother- Daughter Banquet, or at a tea, picnic or 
meeting. 



6. Have reports about different mission fields from 
people who have visited those fields. 

7. Send the WMC reading books to a missionary. 

8. Send a cassette recording of your meeting to a 
missionary. Be sure the microphones are placed 
so they will pick up all the laughter too! 

9. Send a pictorial record of one of your meetings 
or a special event at church. Clearly label and 
explain each picture. (This could accompany the 
tape recording of the meeting.) 

10. Call a missionary during your meeting just to 
say "Hello". Voices from home are a wonderful 
sound. Don't forget to allow for time differences; 
your evening meeting may be 2 a.m. for them. 

11. Send a card or note of encouragement, signed 
by everyone present, to let your missionary know 
you prayed for her at your meeting. Include a 
bookmark or other flat, mailable remembrance. 

12. Send her flowers or a planter; just a way to say 
"thanks". 

13. Provide a night or two in a luxury hotel with 
the days just for them to enjoy Have flowers or fruit 
in the room when they arrive. 







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13 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



FINDLAY TO BANGUI: 

Love Extended Around the World 



by Greg Weimer 



Chuck reminds me of 
my grandfather. The way 
he tells a story brings 
back pleasant memories, 
but his hearty laugh trig- 
gers the sharpest re- 
membrance. Chuck 
Frost reminds me of my 
grandfather in another 
way — he is deeply com- 
mitted to his local 
church and its minis- 
tries. By providing a 
most unique and neces- 
sary service to our mis- 
sionaries in the Central 
African Republic, Chuck 
and the other members 
of the Findlay Grace 
Brethren Church are ex- 
tending their love half- 
way around the world. 

In October 1989, Grace 
Brethren Foreign Mis- 
sions was seeking a solu- 
tion to a problem. The best method of shipping 
food, equipment, and supplies to our missionaries 
in Africa is by ocean container. The office in 
Winona Lake had always been the staging point 
for the loading of those containers. Items were 
stacked in a storage area in the back of the mis- 
sions building. An empty twenty-foot container 
would be transported by truck from Chicago and 
loaded with the help of the staff, missionaries, and 
volunteers. The loaded container was then 
transported by rail, steamship, and truck to 
Bangui, the capital of the Central African 
Republic. 

Shipping a container can be complicated and 
frustrating, but the lack of proper facilities in 
Winona Lake was the greatest challenge. Storage 
space was limited and cramped. Bad weather often 
hampered the loading because the items had to be 




The loading crew takes a short break on December 13. Front row: Pastor Mike Gatliff, 
Don Boren, Bill Barrett, Chuck and Margaret Frost. In the container: Greg Weimer, 
Dick Eller, and Pastor Gary Crandall. 



set outside for proper sorting and prioritization. 
Several alternatives, including the use of smaller 
shipping units called lift vans, were investigated. 
However, none of the options appeared to be an 
adequate solution to the facilities problem. 

Jim Hocking, a missionary to the Central 
African Republic, was on home ministries during 
the fall of 1989. He was assisting with the shipping 
inquiries when the Lord guided him to a provi- 
dential meeting in Findlay, Ohio. Jim spoke at the 
Findlay church and later shared the container 
situation with Pastor Gary Crandall, a former 
Africa missionary. Chuck Frost learned of the need 
and told Jim about a warehouse he operated. 
Pastor Gary suggested that the church might be 
willing to tackle the container operation as a 
special ministry. 

Pastor Crandall and his associate. Pastor Mike 



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HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 





Dot tie Nolan is entering 
missionary packing lists. 



The container can be loaded from the interior of the 
warehouse, avoiding inclement weather. 



Gatliff. began to mobilize 
the church for this new 
ministry opportunity. 
Dick Eller, a former 
trucker, offered his ser- 
vices as a volunteer. 
Other men quickly vol- 
unteered, and Mrs. Dottie 
Nolan offered to do the 
computer work that 
would create reports for 
customs and insurance 
purposes. Chuck con- 
tacted a man who do- 
nated hand trucks and pallets to simplify the 
loading process. Everyone was excited, committed, 
and amazed that the Lord was bringing this team 
together. 

On January 16, 1990, a training session was 
conducted at the Findlay church to prepare the 
volunteers for their respective duties. Packing lists, 
computer reports, and other matters were ex- 
plained. Shortly thereafter the Africa missionaries 
began forwarding their items and accompanying 
paperwork to Chuck's warehouse, with Chuck and 
his wife Margaret acting as the receiving agents. 
The first container was loaded at the Findlay 
warehouse on May 31, 1990. A second container 
was loaded on December 13, 1990. The teamwork 
of the Findlay church was evident on both occa- 
sions. Chuck's warehouse provided an excellent 
facility, but the commitment and dedication of the 
people made the container ministry a joyful event. 
The home office team and the Africa mission- 
aries are deeply and sincerely grateful for the min- 
istry of the Findlay Grace Brethren Church. Those 



who serve so faithfully and deserve special recog- 
nition include Pastor Gary Crandall, Pastor Mike 
Gatliff v Dick Eller, Paul Ricksecker, Bill and 
Marlene Barrett, Tom Child, Don Boren, Bob 
Farmer, Dottie Nolan, and Chuck and Margaret 
Frost. 

My grandfather loved people. He would have felt 
right at home in the Findlay church. I believe he 
and Chuck would have been great friends. 




The loading was accomplished in record time on 
December 13, thanks to the good organization and 
excellent workers. 



Ti 




NEWSLETTER 

If you wish to receive the "Significant 
Times" newsletter, please send your 
name and address to GBFM, P. O. Box 
588, Winona Lake, IN 46590. The 
monthly newsletter replaces the 
"Significant Times" magazine, and con- 
tains the Mission Mouse column, GBFM 
Prayer and Praise, and current mission 
news. 



HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



15 



BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Life's Most Important Question . . 



It would have been very difficult back 
in the early 1970's to foresee what 
would happen to a little multi-colored 
tract that we have come to know as the 
"Question Tract'*. 

First a little background on how it 
developed. A number of years ago in 
Africa, a successful evangelistic campaign 
was being held. Word of the results in the 
Central African Republic was reaching the 
Brethren in the United Sates. People were 
turning to the Lord and a spirit of revival 
was taking place. 

In the United States there was also an 
interesting event taking place. The plans 
for "Key 72" were unfolding for a cam- 
paign in America to stir a new interest in 
revival. After a series of planning sessions 
in Wooster, Ohio, a decision was made to 
have a Brethren campaign called "Grow 
'73". Since Wayne Beaver had been active 
in the African campaign he volunteered to 
lead in much of the planning. 

"Evangelism Explosion" from Florida 
was a proven program of training and 
strategy. Wayne, myself and several others 
worked on the tract to line it up with the 
evangelism explosion concepts. The art 
work and copy was put together and thus 
the "Question Tract" was born. 

Following "Grow 73" most of the 
literature was used for a period of time 
and then fell by the wayside, but Life's 
Most Important Question continued to be 
used in an ever widening circle. 
Denomination after denomination chose 
the tract as their major tool of evangelism. 
At first, the Missionary Herald Company 
printed 50,000 or 100,000 tracts at a time, 
then we had to move to 200,000 at a 
printing. It is without doubt the most suc- 
cessful printing venture in the history of 
the Grace Brethren movement; nothing 
else even comes close. 

Another printing order was issued the 
other day because each week a few more 
thousand go out all over the world. It is 
printed in nearly 10 languages and the 
foreign ones are not counted in the almost 
3.000,000 in English. We believe the total 
number is approaching the 5,000,000 
level. 

Though we have no exact numbers, it is 
safe to say more people have made deci- 
sions through the tract than any other 



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evangelism tool ever used in the Brethren 
Church. However, the Brethren are not the 
major users of the tract — over 92 percent 
of the tracts go to churches other than 
Grace Brethren. Orders come in 10's, 100's 
and even thousands at times. 

We recently made a casual survey 
among purchasers of the tract. We felt it 
might be time for an update in the Bible 
version used in the "Question Tract", and 
asked about changing the text from King 
James to NIV. Most expressed the opinion 
they would discontinue its use, if such a 
change were made. So much for that idea! 
We have received literally hundreds of re- 
quests to change some of the wording to 
fit different denominational views. This, 
too, we have resisted. Thousands of souls 
have been won to Christ with this tool and 
its usage contines to grow. 

Late one Saturday evening last fall, I 
went into a K-Mart in Wadsworth, Ohio. A 
young employee of the company was 
standing at the cash register reading . . . 
the "Question Tract". Christian literature 
is a powerful tool being used of God to 
bring glory to His name! — Charles Turner 



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HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



The Grace Brethren Church of 

Uniontown, PA, is seeking a youth 
pastor. Anyone interested should 
contact True Hunt, pastor (Tel. 
412/437-3401 or 437-4488), or Bessie 
Ferree, secretary (Tel. 412/437-6121). 

The Grace Brethren Church of 

Emmaus, PA, closed in December 
1990. 

Karl Garling is serving as the interim 
pastor of the Grace Brethren Church 
of Mifflin, OH. 

Ed DeZago began his ministry in the 
middle of this month at the Grace 
Brethren Church of North Port, FL. 

Dan Younger is serving as interim 
pastor of the Hurst, TX, Grace 
Brethren Church while the church 
continues to seek a full-time pastor. 

The Shade Grace Brethren Church 

of Windber, PA, closed at the end of 
February. 

Mikal Smith resigned from the 
pastoral team at the New Hope 
Community Church at Menifee Valley, 
CA. 

The Grace Brethren Church of 

Bradenton, FL, continues to seek a 
full-time pastor. 

May 15 is a "Day With God" for the 

Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church- 
es. Brochures may be obtained 
through Grace Brethren Foreign 
Missions, RQ Box 588, Winona Lake, 
IN 46590. 

James Laird has accepted the posi- 
tion of pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church of Martinsburg, PA. His 
address is: R. 1, Box 57, Roaring 
Spring, PA 16673. Telephone: 
814/224-5581. 

Ken Carozza is the pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Hartford, CT. His address is: 58 Indian 
Hill, Newington, CT 06111. Telephone: 
203/667-4326. 



Change Your Annual 

Clingan, Alan. 179 E. 
Walter Ave., Green- 
castle, PA 17225 (Tel. 
717/597-1035). 

Cohen, Steve. 10300 E. 
Arrow Route No. 1902, 
Rancho Cucamonga, 
CA 91730. 

Howell, Stephen. The zip 
In his address should 
be 28208. 

Huesmann, Louis, 3510 
Walnut Ave., Long 
Beach, CA 90807. 

Huesmann, Perry. 15327 
Woodruff PI., No. 113, 
Bellflower, CA 90706. 

Hulett, Clayton. His Philip- 
pines address in the An- 
nual is correct. 

Jenks, Dale. His new 
phone number is 
518/695-3776. 



Smith, Mikal. 242 W. Lynn 
Ave., Tulare, CA 93274. 

Triplehorn, Bruce. RUA 
Jose Miguel Saramago 
1372, 38.400 Uberlandia 
MG, Brazil, S.A. 

Brian White is the pastor 
of the Basore Road 
Grace Brethren Church 
in Dayton, OH, and 

Daniel White is the pastor 
of the Grace Brethren 
Church in York, PA. 

Weddings 

Kurtz: Stacey Fidler and C. 
Duane Kurtz were mar- 
ried on October 20, 
1990, at the Grace 
Brethren Church, 
Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Seager: Shelly Gurganus 
and David Seager were 
married on December 
15, 1990, at the Grace 



Brethren Church. 
Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Deaths 

Benningfield, Lucille, 

November 22, 1990. She 
was a member of the 
Grace Brethren Com- 
munity Church of West 
Alexandria, OH. Percy 
Miller, pastor. 

Hauer, Miles, 72, 

December 3, 1990. He 
was a charter member 
of the Grace Brethren 
Church, Myerstown, PA. 
Luke Kauffman, pastor. 

Journey, Harold, 73, 
February 2, 1991. He 
was a member of the 
Bethel Brethren Church 
of Berne, IN. Robert 
Griffith, pastor. 




AIRMAIL TO 
MISSIONARIES 



Did you know that it takes three to six months for the Herald 
magazine to reach our missionaries when we send their magazines 
via surface mail? 

We believe they deserve to receive their Herald a week to 10 
days after we place it in the mail, so we would like to send their 
subscriptions by airmail. However, airmail costs for each subcription 
amounts to nearly $40 a year. Funding for this ministry would need 
to come from interested persons, Sunday School classes, Bible 
study groups, etc. You may designate a missionary or we will select 
one. 

Please make your check payable to the Brethren Missionary 
Herald, and be sure to designate it "Herald Airmail — Missionaries." 
All gifts for this project are tax deductible. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 

P.O. Box 544 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 



Norman Schrock has accepted 
the call to become the pastor of 
the Grace Brethren Church of 
Westminster, CA. 



Lester E. Pifer, founder of the work 
at North Port and Bradenton, FL, 
has again retired but will continue 
to assist at the North Port church. 



HERALD/ March 15, 1991 



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EDITORIAL 



Last week there were signs 
of change . . . signs that appear 
to be for good. When you have 
spent most of your years living 
in Ohio and Indiana, this is the 
time of year when you are 
looking for change. The first 
sign of change was a group of 
geese flying into the territory. 
I watched them fly in forma- 
tion and then they came to an 
unmarked junction in the sky. 
They broke formation, took a 
few moments to check the in- 
visible sky sign and then they 
made a turn. It was a perfect 
right angle and I thought 
"How wise they are!" They 
knew their direction even 
without a road map from the 
local gasoline station — how 
remarkable their God-given 
knowledge of the terrain and 
the skies. 

Then I saw another sign of 
encouragement ... it was a 
seemingly eager tulip pushing 
its way up through the ground. 
"A little early," I thought, "you 
may just be pushing your good 
fortunes a little bit too soon!" 
But it wasn't. Someone had 
said, "spring is coming, peek 
through and feel the warmth 
of the sun". When one sees a 
tulip in March in Indiana, 
there is cause for hope. 

But another reminder of 
hope was to make its appear- 
ance. This time in an unex- 
pected place — my planning 
calendar. It was written clear- 
ly on the page and the little 
notation was most encourag- 
ing. It simply said, "the first 
day of spring". Again my 
spirits were lifted and I knew 
the long dark days of winter 
were to give way to the wet 
cloudy days of spring. But it is 
not geese headed home or a 



little yellow tulip making its 
appearance that brings true 
hope. They do something for 
my general well-being and 
attitude, but I also have need 
of help for the spirit and the 
inner man. 

For this reason I found hope 
in a message of this spring 
time. It was found in a day that 
we have come to know as 
Easter, which we so recently 
commemorated. Easter says it 
best when it is changed to the 
day of the resurrection of our 
Lord. Hope is no longer tied to 
a change in the weather or the 
greening of the lawn or the 
new leaves on a tree. It is tied 
to my faith and my hope that 
because Jesus Christ could 
overcome death, He could help 
me do the same. 

Resurrection Day is mean- 
ingful to me because of some 
very special reasons. He sets 
forth my hope that death does 
not have dominion over me. 
Christ paid the penalty for my 
sins and asks me to follow Him 
and enjoy the wonderful prom- 
ise of eternal life. My father 
died on Easter Sunday morn- 
ing when I was to preach my 
first sermon in a full-time 
pastorate in Flora, Indiana. My 
father-in-law went to be with 
the Lord on Easter Sunday of 
the following year. My mother- 
in-law died the week of Easter 
and my brother was buried on 
Good Friday. 

The hope of the resurrection 
and of reassembling together 
in eternity is a reality because 
Christ died on the cross and 
rose again the third day. There 
are signs of hope and change 
in the air, but we do not have 
to wait until spring to sense 
them. Our Christ gives us 
resurrection hope and life 
every day. 




There 
Is 

Change 
In the 
Air! 



by Charles W. Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 




Volume 53 No. 4 



April 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

There is 
Change in 
the Air 

Charles W. Turner 

5 FGBC 
Having Hope 

Jerry Young 

6 Brethren Personalities 

A Genuine Hero 
from a Grace 
Brethren Pew 

Jerry Young 



8 Foreign Missions 

From Corn 
Planters to 
Church Planters 

Wendell Kent 

11 Fellowship News 

12 Home Missions 

Out of the 
Nest! 

Dr. Charles R. Davis 



14 WMC 

Birthday 
Celebration 

Life at the 
Missionary 
Residence 



16 Brethren Personalities 

An Interview 

with 

Charles Smith 

Richard L. Mayhue 



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NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



HAVING HOPE 



Vaclav Havel, the playwright-patriot of 
Czechoslovakia, had reason to lose hope. He 
was refused a university education by the 
communists because of his middle class 
origins. Assigned a meaningless job in a 
brewery that paid fifty dollars a week. 
Imprisoned for his public criticism of the 
government. 

When he was released from prison in 1983, 
he and other Czechoslovak dissidents were but 
small voices in a sea of rising discontent. But 
all that changed last November. The pride of 
Prague became the champion of factory 
workers in Moravia and farmers in Slovakia. 
Roaring crowds that gathered in the streets had 
a slogan: "Havel na Hrad!" "Havel to the 
Castle!" 

Now president of his country, Vaclav Havel 
has something to say about the vision that 
pitted him against impossible odds. 

"Life without hope is an empty, boring 
and useless life. I cannot imagine that I 
could strive for something if I did not 
carry hope in me. I am thankful to God 
for this gift. It is as big a gift as life itself." 
-From a speech 



by Jerry Young, Conference Moderator 

For the popular ruler of Czechoslovakia, 
"Hope is a feeling that life and work have a 
meaning." 

Whether or not things actually turn out well 
is not the important thing, says Havel, as long 
as there is meaning in what we do. 

Not everyone has this gift. An Iraqi soldier 
who surrendered to the coalition forces said it 
well for all those crushed by impossible odds: 
"For us there is no hope." Our world is in 
desperate need of a hope that transcends 
human feelings, a hope that comes true. 

As Grace Brethren people gather for their 
annual conference in Columbus, Ohio this 
year, they will open their Bibles to learn what 
God has to say about hope. Speakers are now 
preparing messages to focus their attention on 
this important theme. Will you join them? 

Our ultimate purpose is to so encourage you 
that your life in Christ will overflow to others. 

"May the God of hope fill you with all 
joy and peace as you trust in him. so that 
you may overflow with hope by the 
power of the Holy Spirit." 

— Romans 15:13 



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BRETHREN PERSONALITIES 



A Genuine Hero from a Grace Brethren Pew 

by Jerry Young 

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, 
when yon encounter various trials." — James 1:2 

He came to me just as the worship service was 
about to begin. We stood there in one of the main 
aisles of the auditorium, suddenly alone. Just he 
and I. 

"I've been called to active duty." I searched his 
eyes, normally bright and filled with laughter. 
They were dark and serious. "We knew it was 
coming, didn't we?" I replied. 

"Yes." 

"When are you leaving?" 

"This week." 

"I'll be praying for you." 

"Thanks." 

And then he was gone. I turned and watched his 
tall, thin frame slip into a seat beside Patricia Jean, 
his words burning a hole in my heart. 

The next Sunday, Major Mark Connelly headed 
the list of men from our congregation serving in 
the Persian Gulf. Their names were posted in the 
large, new lobby of our church. And we did pray. 




-The Connelly family came to our church in the 
summer of 1989, attracted by our Christian 
school. Meggan was eight years old at the time. 
Ready for second grade. And Peter was five. Ready 
for kindergarten. 

I met them for the first time in the hallway out- 
side my office. When I learned they had just com- 
pleted eight years at Fort Benning, Georgia, I 
revealed my association as an Army Reserve 
chaplain. "I can tell by the haircut," P.J. replied, 
laughing. "High and tight." And I was suddenly 
embarrassed. We had something in common. 

Mark graduated from Notre Dame in 1978 with 
a degree in Biology. But he came away with more 
than a degree. It was there he met Patricia, and it 
was there he found the Lord. They came first in 
his life ever after. 

With four years at Georgetown University School 
of Medicine under his belt, Mark joined the Depart- 
ment of Family Practice at Martin Army Com- 
munity Hospital for his internship. His abilities as 
a doctor, a teacher and a human being were 
apparent from the very beginning. Hardly a year 
passes without some honor coming his way. In 
1985, he was elected "Chief Resident," "Resident 
of the Year," and "Resident Teacher of the Year." 
Then he went on to be honored as the Family 



Major Mark Connelly 

Practice Faculty "Teacher of the Year" three 
successive years, 1987-89. 

But personal honors meant little to Dr. Connelly 
who didn't want people even to call him "doctor." 
On his curriculum vitae, "church activities and 
Bible study" headed Mark's list of personal 
interests. "Marriage and the family" completed the 
list. And it was his devotion to family that brought 
him to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He became 
Associate Director of the Department of Family 
and Community Medicine at Lancaster General 
Hospital in July, 1989. 

Mark was very busy at the hospital. He spoke to 
me one time about his disappointment over a 
schedule that was heavier than promised. Yet with 
all that, he volunteered more than once to teach 
a Sunday school class or otherwise share his 
knowledge. And he always found time to play with 
his children. Last spring, I happened to walk 
around the corner of the building after school. 
There was Mark, bouncing a ball with Peter. In just 
a few seconds, we were talking about our families 
and about the Lord. No one ever had to guess 
where his priorities were. 



Dr. Connelly reported to Fort Devens, 
Massachusetts on December 12th. But within days 
he was "cross leveled" to the 142nd Medical 
Company of the Connecticut National Guard. By 
January 12th, he was near the front lines in Saudi 



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BRETHREN PERSONALITIES 



Arabia. Mail delivery was poor. But Mark traveled 
long distances to call P.J. on the telephone. We 
rejoiced over every word. 

Because of my assignment to the 348th General 
Hospital in Folsom, Pennsylvania, I had more than 
a passing interest in the Persian Gulf. When the 
air campaign of the war began January 17th, I was 
glued to the television set. 

Finally, on February 24th. allied forces moved 
to occupy Kuwait. News of the war indicated U.S. 
forces were suffering very few casualties. We all 
breathed a collective sigh of relief. It was over in 
four days. 

P.J. Connelly found comfort in the scriptures 
that week, and on Sunday morning she penned 
the words of Psalm 29:11 on the back of her 
registration card: "Praise the Lord for bringing His 
people peace!" On Sunday evening, two Army 
officers came to her door. 

Mark had been killed by a land mine. He was 
driving the 30th vehicle in a convoy. A family 
doctor caught in a war far from home. How could 
this be? 

The next few days seemed to melt together in 
a confusing array of phone calls and questions. 
Family members gathered. Friends from the 
neighborhood and the hospital drew near to help 
in every way they could. The entire community 
wept aloud. 

Over a thousand people gathered at the church 
on March 9th for a memorial service. Governor 
Robert Casey was there. High-ranking officers from 
the Army were there. Friends from all over the 
country were there. But more importantly, the 



Lord was there. A clear testimony of God's love and 
grace was there. Mark would have loved it. 



And what of prayer? Our hope for Mark's safe 
return did not envision the larger plan of God. We 
wanted him home. God took him further home 
than any of us could have imagined. 

Years ago, another man prayed for escape from 
death. He was about the same age as Mark. His 
name was Jesus. His prayer didn't quite match the 
greater plan of God, either. He died. 

God answered in the resurrection three days 
later. Because of God's larger plan for Jesus, we 
have not lost hope for Mark. 

"Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; 
for once he has been approved, he will receive 
the crown of life, which the Lord has promised 
to those who love Him." — James 1:12 



A scholarship fund for the education ofMeggan and Peter 
has been established. Contributions may be sent to the 
Connelly Family Scholarship Fund, do Fulton Bank. P.O. Box 
304. Lititz. Pennsylvania. 1 7543. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



On March 15, 1991, members of Grace Brethren churches in Iowa 

met in honor of two missionaries who have recently retired from active service, 

Miss Marian Thurston and Miss Rosella Cochran. 

Wendell Kent had this to say — 

FROM CORN PLANTERS to CHURCH PLANTERS 
Iowa's Contribution to Foreign Missions 

by Wendell Kent 



Much has been made of the richness of Iowa soil. 
A favorite song says that corn in Oklahoma grows 
as high as an elephant's eye, but Oklahoma isn't 
even in the same league with Iowa when it comes 
to raising corn. From this favored heartland comes 
a bounty of fruits of the soil. I want to remind you 
of yet another contribution from Iowa. This soil has 
sprouted a host of foreign missionaries! 

First there was Estella Myers, who came from 
sturdy German Baptist stock and grew up around 
Williamsburg. She served in Africa from 1918 to 
1956 and when Ruth Snyder wrote a book about 
her she titled each chapter with the word "strong." 
Estella Myers was a strong missionary — strong 
because of father, home, school, experience, etc. 
She was one of our pioneers with the Gribble party. 
Rosella Cochran was with her when she died. 
Estella is buried near James Gribble at Bassai. 

• Mary Emmert went from Dallas Center in 1924, 
after serving a mission in Kentucky for awhile. She 
was part of the wave of enthusiasm that came after 
the pioneer party came home for the first time to 
report on Africa. She served until 1946 when she- 
had to stay home and care for her father. 

• Grace Byron came from North English, the same 
area from which Estella Myers had come. She 
served from 1928 to 1959. 

• Don Miller, a nephew of Estella Myers, also grew 
up around North English and served from 1951 to 
1984. 

• Bob Williams came out of Iowa and served in 
Africa from 1942-1972. 

• Ruth Ann Cone hails from Des Moines. She is 
perhaps the only big city girl in the group. She 
served in Africa from 1954 to 1973 and now serves 
in France. 




This group of single missionary ladies was 
photographed in 1956. Marian Thurston is second 
from the left in the front row and Rosella Cochran 
is on the far right. 

• Rosella Cochran comes from Leon and served 
from 1954 to 1990. 

• Marian Thurston claims Garwin as her home 
and her term is almost the same as Rosella's, from 
1952-1990. 

• Denise Skeen comes from Cedar Rapids, She 
went to CAR in 1977 and is still there. 

Iowa has invested at least 260 years of individual 
missionary service by the 9 missionaries she has 
sent to Africa. But Africa isn't the only place that 
Iowa has focused upon with a missionary vision. 

• Lynn and Lois Schrock went from Waterloo to 
Argentina and served from 1945-1970 (25 years). 

• Loree Sickel was a native lowan, serving with her 
husband as pioneers for the Brethren work in 
Argentina from 1919-1968—49 years. 

• Solon Hoyt took his first breath in Iowa and 
served in Argentina from 1946 to 1983. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



All told, we're talking' about over 370 years of 
service given by 13 missionaries. 

What is it about Iowa that produced such a 
missionary vision? A cynic might say that here is 
evidence that people will go anywhere to leave this 
place. I prefer to look deeper, knowing that Iowa 
really isn't a bad place to live. 

Not only did these missionaries come from Iowa, 
but another common denominator stands out. 
They had staying power. The two we honor 
tonight. Rosella Cochran and Marian Thurston. 




Rosella Cochran in Bozoum. CAR. 

who served 36 and 38 years, are typical of the 
whole group. 

Perhaps the farm bolt mentality of Iowa teaches 
perseverance in times of drought, for these 
missionaries all suffered through many a dry spell 
as far as spiritual fruit was concerned. That is part 
of the role of a missionary. 

Maybe the rural values of this part of our country 
breeds a self-reliance and a make-do attitude that 
is in contrast to the alarming trend o\ one-term 
missionaries observed today. 

I've seen the fierce loyalty of Iowa football fans 
for their Hawkeyes. That same loyalty must be part 
of the culture in this part of the world and it makes 
for good missionaries. 

Maybe the wide open spaces that are so familiar 
around North English and Williamsburg and 
Garwin and Leon helped prepare those mission- 
aries for the loneliness that is common to mis 
sionary life, and which some ate unable to handle. 

Maybe those ripening corn fields made the 
words of Jesus in Matthew 9:37 more meaningful 



than to others: "The harvest is plentiful but the 
workers are few.'' 

Maybe the neighborliness of Iowa people, so 
different from that of city dwellers, prepared them 
for the human compassion and interest that is 
necessary in order to reach out to strangers in a 
foreign land. 

Maybe those harsh winters, when the wind 
howls across those empty corn fields and the snow 
drifts can force you to live indoors with the same 
people day after day helped to develop that ability 
to get along with each other that is the mark of 
a good missionary. 

Until last year, the flood of missionaries from 
Iowa seemed to have ended. Then Lloyd and 
Barbara YVenger stepped forward. They left the 
farm in Woodward (near Pallas Center) and went 
to Central Africa, where their services are really 
appreciated. Who knows? Maybe the cycle is 
starting all over again. Keep your eyes on Iowa! 




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for the Herald magazine to reach our missionaries 
when we send their magazines via surface mail? 

We believe they deserve to receive their Herald 
a week to 10 days after we place it in the mail, so 
we would like to send their subscriptions by airmail. 
However, airmail costs for each subcription 
amounts to nearly $40 a year. Funding for this 
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and a Prospectus that provides a detailed description of the Investment Account and the Foundation. 
please call or write Grace Brethren Investment Foundation. Inc.. PO Box 587. Winona Lake. IN 
46590-0587. 121 SI 267-5161. 




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Brethren 
Investment 
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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Windber, PA. The Shade Grace 
Brethren Church, an outreach of the 
Allegheny District Missions Board, is 
seeking a full-time pastor. All in- 
quiries should be sent to Richard 
Lehman, R2, Box 172A, Stoystown, 
PA 15563 (Tel. 814/754-5220). 

Michael Ocealis is the new pastor 
of the Grace Brethren Church of 
Ormond Beach, FL. 

The Ministerium officers for the 

Northcentral Ohio District are: Chair- 
man, John Bryant; Vice Chairman, 
Don Buckingham; and Secretary, 
David Kennedy. 

Richard Schnieders has been 
called to be the Associate Pastor of 
the Grace Brethren Church of Fort 
Myers, FL. Richard has served the 
Lord as a member there since 1984, 
and as the interim pastor from July 
to November, 1990. The call was 
effective last February. Pastor 
Schnieders desires to further his 
ministerial experience in serving this 
congregation while awaiting the 
Lord's direction for future full-time 
service. 

Howard Mayes' active participation 
in the Old Car Restoration hobby 
has opened another door for the 
Gospel. He has been asked to serve 
as chaplain for the 1991 Ford F-100 
Supernational Truck Owners Con- 
vention to be held at the Grand Hotel 
in Pigeon Forge, TN. Howard's 1953 
fully restored pick-up has been a 
consistent trophy winner since its 
completion four years ago. 
Pastor Mayes will be in charge of a 
90-minute church service and 
Gospel Concert which is the total 
Sunday morning agenda. The Regal 
Brothers of Dayton, OH, will be 
presenting the Gospel in song. 
Howard Mayes is the pastor of the 
Grace Community Church of Huber 
Heights, Dayton, OH. 



Fran Anthony and the staff at the 

Grace Brethren Church, Worthing- 
ton, Ohio, have continued to develop 
a new program called Neighborhood 
Bible Clubs. The materials are a 
type of Back-Yard-Bible-Club that 
could be used as a replacement for 
those churches that would like to do 
evangelical children's emphasis, yet 
do not have the staff or finances to 
do a traditional VBS. Contact the 



Worthington Grace Brethren 
Church, 6675 Worthington-Galena 
Rd., Worthington, OH 43085, for 
information on Neighborhood Bible 
Clubs. 

David Marksbury is the pastor of 
the New Life Grace Brethren Church 
of Cypress, CA. The church address 
is: P.O. Box 222, Cypress, CA 90630. 
The Grace Brethren Church of 
Willis, VA, has been closed. 



Change Your Annual 

Burgess, Greg. His phone 
number is (011-33) 
78-85-14-84 Pg. 26). 

Burk, Kenneth. 3452 Elm 
St., Long Beach, CA 
90807 

DeZago, Edmund. 5370 
MacCaughey Dr., North 
Port, FL 34287 (Tel 
813/426-7198). He has 
accepted the call to 
pastor the North Port, 
FL. Grace Brethren 
Church. 

Galle, Jack. 2065 Cheshire 
Forest Ct.. Virginia 
Beach, VA 23456. 

Haag, Walter. 207 Van 
Rowe, Duncanville, TX 
75116. 

Hickey, Tom. His telephone 
number is (011-33) 
72-36-35-52 (Pgs. 27 
and 98). 

Kliewer, Robert. 40911 
Oregon Trail, Cherry 
Valley, CA 92223 

Laird, James. 306 S. 
Mulberry St., 
Martinsburg, PA 16662. 

Ocealis, Michael. 1252 
Vanderbilt Dr., Ormond 
Beach, FL 32174. 

Weaver, Marlin. Chateau 
de St. Albain, FRANCE 
(Pg. 27). 

Welsh, Ron. 58644 CR 
111, Elkhart, IN 46517. 

North Port, FL. All mail 
should be sent to the 



North Port Grace 
Brethren Church, 5370 
MacCaughey Dr., North 
Port, FL 34287. 

Bowling Green, OH. All 
mail should be sent to 
the Grace Brethren 
Church, c/o Ron 
Mac key, 18665 
Washington St., 
Tontogany, OH 43565. 

Homerville, OH. All mail 
for the Grace Brethren 
Church should be sent 
to Robert Holmes, 9409 
Spencer Rd., Homer- 
ville, OH 44235. 

Weddings 

Grimm: Stephanie 
Donelson and Marty 
Grimm were united in 
marriage on August 11, 
1990, at the Everett 
Grace Brethren Church, 
Everett, PA. The bride 
is the granddaughter of 
the Homer 
Lingenfelters. 

Klingler: Lynnie Moore and 
Gene Klingler, pastor of 
the Grace Brethren 
Church of Fremont, OH, 
were united in marriage 
at the Grace Brethren 
Church of Orlando, FL, 
on February 9, 1991. 
The officiating pastors 
were Bill Smith and Ron 
Guiles. 

Deaths 

Dan Gillette, pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church 
of Covington, VA. 



reports the deaths of 
the following five long- 
time members: 

Jesse Thomas, 84. 
September 26, 1990. 

Stella Fridley, 85. October 
17, 1990. 

I. B. Hawkins, 81. 
December 21, 1990. 

Norman Armentrout, 71, 
January 19, 1991. 

Mavie Craghead, 84, 
February 14, 1991. 

Dague, Hettie. The 

memorial service was 
held on February 23, 
1991. She was the 
oldest member (98) of 
the Homerville Grace 
Brethren Church. 
Robert Holmes, pastor. 

Ditto, Charles. He was a 
former Brethren Mis- 
sionary Herald board 
member and a very ac- 
tive layman in the 
Calvary Grace Brethren 
Church, Hagerstown, 
MD. Memorial services 
were held on March 7. 
1991. Norman Mayer, 
pastor. 

Mitchell, Lawrence, 70, 
February 7, 1991. He 
was a deacon and a 
member of the Ghent 
Grace Brethren Church, 
Roanoke, VA, for sixty 
years. His son, David 
Mitchell, pastor of the 
Waipio Grace Brethren 
Church in Mililani, HI, 
gave a tribute to his 
father during the ser- 
vice. Nathan Leigh, 
pastor. 



HERALD/ April 15, 1991 



11 



HOME MISSIONS 



OUT OF THE NEST! 




Pastor Charles and 
Millie Davis 



With a little apprehension, a 
giant leap, and much joy the 
Ocala Grace Brethren Church 
flew out of the Home Missions 
nest on January 1, 1991. The 
word "self-support" can con- 
jure up an assortment of men- 
tal images for those who have 
been under the care of a 
parent organization. "What 
if?" can be a devastating 
thought when leaving the 
nest. 

Our church began meeting as a Bible study on 
November 11, 1982. It was led by Rev. Arnold 
Kriegbaum, retired pastor and former Dean of 
Students at Grace College. The initial group of 
faithful brethren met in several different homes for 
study and prayer and in December, 1984, incor- 
porated as the Ocala Grace Brethren church. The 
thirteen charter members called Rev. Kriegbaum 
to be their Pastor. 

In the spring of 1985 the church entered into a 
contract with the Grace Brethren Home Missions 
Council and a partnership with the East Central 
Florida District of Grace Brethren Churches. The 
nesting relationship had begun. 

Pastor Chuck Davis and his wife, Millie, were 
called to be the new church-planting team. Their 
ministry in Ocala began on February 1. 1986. A 
plan was drawn up to be self-supporting and leave 
the Home Missions nest in five years. 

The original group, which had been meeting in 
a mobile home park about twelve miles east of 
Ocala, saw the need to relocate into the city. A 
midweek Bible study met in the Pastor's home, 
and a search was begun to locate a more suitable 
meeting place. 

Anticipating continued growth, the group pur- 
chased ten acres of beautiful wooded lands on 
which to build a church facility in the future. A 
loan to buy the land was arranged with the Grace 
Brethren Investment Foundation in September, 
1987. But self-support was a distant thought. The 
nest was cozy. 

Growth pushed the congregation into a larger 
and more adequate room in a new shopping 
center. It was a giant step of faith for the small con- 
gregation, as the building rent and payment on the 
land loan were more than the offerings received. 

God blessed the preaching of His Word, and the 
congregation bonded into a family, developing a 
vision for a church facility and outreach into the 
community. 

God was also working in other ways. Scott and 
Susan Kerr felt His call to full-time gospel ministry. 



by Dr. Charles R. Davis 

With their daughters, Megan and Kendra, they 
were commissioned by the church in the spring 
of 1989 and sent to Grace Schools at Winona Lake, 
Indiana, to prepare for the ministry. 

Numerical growth and the rising costs of renting 
a building and making loan payments soon made 
it imperative to build. The congregation obtained 
a building loan from the Grace Brethren Invest- 
ment Foundation, and a ground-breaking service 
was held on September 10, 1989. 

Rev. Ed Jackson, Home Missions and Yokefellow 
representative, helped to obtain the services of Mr. 
Vernon Latham as construction supervision The 
Grace Brethren Yokefellows responded to a call for 
help, and construction began on September 18, 
1989. Self-support was moving closer to reality. 
The time to vacate the nest was growing closer. 

The congregation moved into its new facility on 
January 28, 1990. Building dedication was a two- 
day event on March 31 and April 1 that year. 
Friends from around the world came to celebrate 
what God had done in this community. 

It was necessary to prepare for self-support by 
the end of the year when the baby would have to 
leave the nest. It was a financial struggle, and as 
December approached, it became apparent that 
only the grace of God would enable the church to 
survive in a self-support status. In the fall of 1990, 
the congregation voted unanimously to go self- 
supporting in January, 1991. The goal set five 
years before would be met right on schedule. 

February 3, 1991, was Self-Support Day. Rev. 
Kurt Miller, Southern representative for Grace 
Brethren Home Missions, and Rev. Bill Smith, East 
Central Florida District Missions Board Chairman, 
were present to celebrate this exciting event. Rev. 
Miller presented to the congregation a plaque com- 
memorating the event, and Rev. Smith brought for- 
mal congratulations from the District churches. 




The Grace Brethren Church in Ocala, Florida 



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HOME MISSIONS 



A special cake and a carry-in 
dinner made the day complete. 

Self-support is great — sort of 
like being a grown-up — scary, 
but offering a great sense of 
freedom. It has not been realized 
without a great deal of sacrifice 
on the part of many people 
worldwide. The prayers, time, 
energy, and money of our friends 
around the world have been in- 
vested in our ministry. It is our 
hope and prayer that self- 
support does not mean an end to 
these relationships, but rather a 
deepening of them. 

Self-support now presents us 
with greater opportunities to 
minister to others. Our focus, for 
the most part, has been local and 
inward, but now with the founda- 
tion laid, our vision needs to 
grow broader and greater as our 
people and resources multiply. 
We want to mother other church- 
es and see them fly 
from the nest. It is a 
great experience. 
Our missions com- 
mitment needs to 
increase and we 
need to do a better 
job in assisting our 
missionaries. 

Self-support 
means it is time to 
expand the vision at 
home, as well. The 
harvest field in our 
home county is mul- 
tiplying at the rate of 
six thousand people 
a year. In addition, 
we have outgrown 
our education space 
and a building pro- 
gram can't be too far 
in the future. 

Out of the nest? We sure are . . . but we thank 
Grace Brethren Home Missions for helping us to 
fly! 

Readers who would like to write Pastor Davis 
to assure him of their prayer support may con- 
tact him at: Ocala Grace Brethren Church, 6474 
NE 7th St., Ocala, FL 32671. 



Wedertz Resignation 

With great appreciation for thirty- 
three years of faithful and fruitful 
ministry, I am announcing the res- 
ignation of Larry Wedertz as Super- 
intendent of the Navajo Mission, ef- 
fective December 31, 1991. Larry 
and his wife, Jonnie Lou, are to be 
commended for their hard work and 
heart for ministry, spanning more 
than three decades, among the 
Navajo Indians, the largest of native 
American tribes. 

A search has begun for a successor 
to Rev. Wedertz, and a job description 
can be obtained by writing our office, 
attention Jesse Deloe. 

Larry N. Chamberlain 

Executive Director 

Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries 




Larry and Jonnie Lou 
Wedertz 




Self-Support Day: Home Mis- 
sions' representative. Rev. Kurt 
Miller, cuts the "apron strings" on 
the cake as Pastor Chuck Davis 
looks on. 




Miss Brenda Kent 



Kent Appointment 

Executive Director Larry 
Chamberlain has announced 
the appointment of Miss 
Brenda Kent as accountant 
for the three corporations 
associated with the home 
office: Grace Brethren Home 
Missions, Navajo Ministries, 
and the Investment Foun- 
dation. 

Effective April 1, Brenda assumed the 
responsibility for financial oversight for these 
ministries including data processing, ac- 
counting, planning and budgeting, financial 
analysis, and management of assets and 
liabilities. She will be assisted by capable and 
experienced financial personnel in all three 
cooperative organizations. 

For the past five years Miss Kent has served 
as the Administrative Assistant to Russ Dunlap 
in the office of the Grace Brethren Financial 
Planning Service. She will continue to oversee 
some aspects of that work for a limited time. 
Prior to that, Brenda was accountant and, later, 
office supervisor at Grace Village Retirement 
Community in Winona Lake. 






HERALD/ April 15, 1991 



13 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Birthday Celebration 




Riiiiiiiiiiing ! 
"Hi, Doreen. This 
is Amy. How is your 
day going? Pretty 
well, huh. Do you 
have a few minutes 
to talk? . . . 

"Well, I was just 

thinking. We have a 

big birthday coming up this year, and I was 

wondering if you would like to help me plan a 

celebration. 

"No, it's not anyone in my family, really, but this 
birthday affects lives all over the world. 
"What, is it someone you know? 
"Of course it is. You even helped bring her into 
being. In fact, we all helped. She's younger than 
us, but she's showing her age more than we are. 
You still don't know who I'm talking about? Why, 
the Foreign Missionary Residence in Winona Lake, 
of course. She means a lot to a lot of people. Can 
you believe it's been almost ten years since the 





The Missionary Residence is nearing its tenth 
birthday. 

residence was finished in November of 1981? After 
the carpenters left and the equipment was 
installed, Mrs. Ada Taber was the first to occupy 
the new building. Since then, the rooms have been 
used over 900 different times. Just think of all the 
people who have benefited from the Missionary 
Residence! The missionaries coming and going to 
the fields find a welcome and the supplies they 
need for their stay. They have never been disap- 
pointed. Sometimes they have needed to stay 
longer than they had intended. This past year, for 
example, the Wainwrights were in the area, 
intending to get their physicals and be on their 
way. The Lord really brought them here at the 
right time, because Marilyn needed surgery before 
she went to Africa. Their intended two-week stay 
was extended to almost two months. Where would 
they have found a home otherwise? 

"You know something else, Doreen? I was talking 
with Miss Ruth Kent, who lives permanently at the 
Missionary Residence and helps coordinate a lot 
of its use. She was telling me that when the house 
is not full of missionaries it has been a convenient 
place for Board members and college speakers to 
stay for a short time. There have been times we 
could house families from other missions also, and 
they were able to help out with donations for their 
stay. Isn't it great how this gift has been used of 
the Lord? 

"Oh, no, there goes the doorbell! I'll call you back 
later, Doreen, to find out what ideas you have for 
the celebration. Bye, now!" 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Life at the 
Missionary Residence 

by Miss Ruth Kent 



So you ladies would like to know what goes on 
at the Missionary Residence. Ruth Snyder and I are 
retired missionaries who live here. The other faces 
change often. During conference it was very quiet 
but afterwards they began coming in. 

Marian Thurston was the first to arrive. She 
drove here from Iowa although she was sick. 
Within two days, she was in the hospital. She is 
now here under the watchful eye of Dr. Walker. 

Margaret Hull was the next to arrive after 
conference for a weekend. Ted Kirnbauers. from 
Japan, needed the residence for four days. Just 
before departing for the field, the Wainrights 
needed a place to stay while they had their doctor's 
visits and physicals. They were delayed longer 
because of Marilyn's need of more medical 
treatment, even surgery. Where would they live 
without a place like this provided for them? 

The Dave Guiles family needs an apartment 
until they leave for Argentina the first of the year. 
Without an empty place for them, Marian moved 
into the single room of Apartment 2 until the 
Hobarts left on September 2nd for France. 

Yes, Austins and Garbers need a place for this 
year. When our Brethren missionaries do not fill 
the place, we let other missionaries in. The 
Houghtons. from England, were here for thirteen 
days. They are Baptists. 

Besides the living facilities, we have the All 
Nations Room which is used for groups that are 




too big for an apartment. Even the District WMC 
officer's meetings are held there. The Hines used 
it recently on a Sunday for a family gathering. The 
'Africans" who live close by were too many when 
they surprised me on my birthday. 

You can see, it is a place of blessing in many 
ways. 

Reprinted from The Gazette (Indiana District WMC newsletter) 



WMC Offering: 

(March, April, May) 

(send before June 10) 

Foreign Missions 
Goal: $9,000 

Projects: $3,000 for printing of 

Hungarian tracts; 
$6,000 for a vehicle for Portugal 

Missionaries of the Year 
Offering 

We suggest a goal of $1.50 a year per member. 



BIBLE READING HONOR ROLL 


The following 


is a list of those from 


the Winona Lake Grace 


Brethren Church 


who completed reading 


the Bible through in 1990. 


Bruce Barlow 


Esther Frank 


Frances Ogden 


Christi Barlow 


Louise Garber 


Gerald Polman 


Carl Beridon 


Dorothy Goodman 


Phyllis Polman 


Inez Burns (2) 


Kittie Grill 


Mary Lou Ringler (2) 


Lynn Caraway 


Lee Jenkins 


Miss Ruth Snyder 


Mary Clouse 


Homer Kent 


Pauline Sumey 


Paul Dick 


Ruth Kent 


Gary Tanner 


Esther Dick 


Ken Kohler 


June Turner 


Marjorie Foote 


Gertrude Kohler 


Ben Zimmerman 


Delia Stroup of the Osceola GBC also read through the Bible. 



HERALD/ April 15, 1991 



15 



BRETHREN PERSONALITIES 



An Interview with Dr. Charles R. Smith 



Editor's note: Dr. Charles R. Smith, former Grace 
Seminary Director of Admissions and Professor of 
Theology, went to be with the Lord on August 29. 1990 
after a long bout with cancer. At the time of his death, 
he was Dean Emeritus of The Master's Seminary in 
Sun Valley. Calif. Dr. Richard L. Mayhue of The 
Master's Seminary interviewed Dr. Smith shortly 
before his death, and we think some of Chuck's (as he 
was affectionately called by so many) final thoughts 
would be of interest to our readers. 

"Everyone, I think, is aware of the fact that I have 
a disease that has been becoming more and more 
debilitating for a number of months. I was advised 
a little over a year ago that my cancer had moved 
into my lungs and that it was terminal. There was 
nothing that could be done about it. At that time, 
the best estimate was that I would have less than 
a year to live. The Lord has already exceeded that 
year by well over a month and it has been a great 
year. When you have a whole year to focus on look- 
ing at eternity, then you have a whole year to focus 
on developing relationships with loved ones that 
will be relationships that have impact for eterni- 
ty. I have had a fantastic opportunity that not very 
many people have. 

. "One of the tumors has impinged upon a nerve 
that controls my left vocal cord. My left vocal cord 
is now completely paralyzed. So I am able to speak 
using only my right vocal cord which gives me a 
great deal of limitation but at least allows me to 
be heard. It became obvious that the disease was 
not going to allow me to continue my ministry 
with the same kind of vim, vigor, and vitality that 
I wanted to and it's pretty hard to have a seminary 
dean who can't speak, to start with, and also to 
have a seminary dean who doesn't have much 
energy. I did not want to see the seminary reach 
a place where I was sort of a dragging factor, and 
I knew that there was no need for that. 

"We have a Wednesday morning President's Ad- 
ministrative Council meeting, and I had been pray- 
ing about it and I had decided that it was time to 
make the change. I decided that it wasn't the wise 
thing to do to try to maintain status quo. I sug- 
gested the change to the president's council and 
I talked to them about it and I think they under- 
stood my feelings, but they said "No, let's let things 
be as they are. We'll just do the best we can until 
the Lord takes you home or until you're hospital- 
ized." I was encouraged by that just simply 
because I like for my friends to like me and support 
me, and yet I didn't think it was the right decision. 
The next week I spoke with John MacArthur and I 




Dr. Charles R. Smith 



by Dr. Richard L. Mayhue 

explained to him what I had told the president's 
cabinet. He listened and said, "I agree with you 
one hundred percent. I've been thinking that's 
what we ought to do." 

"So the new Vice President and Dean of The 
Master's Seminary is Dr. Richard Mayhue. The 
thing that makes it so unusual is the fact that Dick 
and I have worked together for so many years. We 
have been dear friends for nineteen years. We have 
had precious time of 
prayer together in 
Winona Lake, Indiana 
and in Los Angeles, 
California, and we have 
been on the same team. 
Dick came back last year 
to help us reorganize our 
pastoral ministries pro- 
gram, which is a major 
part of our seminary pro- 
gram. It was an area 
where we had our great- 
est weaknesses, and now it is a degree where we 
have some of our greatest strengths. 

"Dick Mayhue and I have been good friends for 
years and I knew that he was the man that the 
Lord would have to fill in this particular gap. I had 
the privilege of teaching Dick some theology 
courses in his basic seminary curriculum, in his 
Master of Divinity curriculum, and then when he 
came back to work on his doctoral program. I was 
also the chairman of the committee under which 
he wrote his doctoral dissertation. Then after that 
he returned to work as a colleague. 

"I have seen Dick's honesty in facing his own 
questions about his abilities which is refreshing 
to me. Dick is not one of these men who comes in 
and thinks he has all the answers and knows how 
to do everything. He comes in with fear and 
trepidation; he comes in on his knees. He comes 
in asking the Lord for help. That's exactly what I 
want at The Master's Seminary." 

"Because the Lord built all these years together, 
I do not have any questions about Dick being the 
right man for the job. Dr. Mayhue is a long-time 
friend, a long-time colleague, one who trusts the 
Lord, and one I know as a peacemaker. He will not 
try to promote himself. His concern is to promote 
the Lord, and to promote the Lord first." 

"My new title is Dean Emeritus. There are things 
that I can do to help the seminary, and help Dick. 
I've got more experience in working with the 



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BRETHREN PERSONALITIES 



seminary budget for example, than anyone else. 
I've got more experience working with catalogs 
and faculty handbooks, and various things like 
that. Even though they may not be major things, 
they are things that need to be done." 

"Anyone who devotes his life to seminary is con- 
cerned about preaching and being able to build 
men of God. That means far more than preparing 
a man who is able to stand up in the pulpit and 
say, "Thus saith the Lord." That's easy. My con- 
cern, primarily, is that we are able to train men of 
God. I want a man whose heart is burning with 
love for the Lord and a man whose heart is burn- 
ing with love for others. When he stands in the 
pulpit, he has a message that he wants to convey." 

"Someone needs to continue to lead the 
seminary and develop the whole concept of 
developing that man of God. A man who can do 
more than just preach; a man who can, in his per- 
sonal ife, model what it means to be one who loves 
the Lord with all his heart and knows how to spur 
one another on to love others. What is needed is 
not just guys who can parse the verbs, and not just 
guys who can diagram their Hebrew. Those things 
can be very, very helpful. What is needed is men 
who know how to relate the Bible to life, who take 
the Bible for what it says, who believe it for what 



it says, and know how to talk to people about it. 
I'm just talking about putting Christianity into 
shoe leather." 

"When I describe the seminary I describe it as 
a lab. One, it is a learning lab where you learn 
Theology and Greek and Hebrew and so forth. Two, 
it is a living lab. It is where you learn how to live; 
that's the discipling aspects of it. You learn how 
to live the Christian life and not only live it but 
learn how to talk about it. Three, the seminary is 
a skills lab; a lab for learning how to put into prac- 
tice all those professional aspects of being able to 
serve the Lord effectively in a pastoral ministry." 

"Our biggest challenge is to continue to recruit 
the kind of young men who we are interested in 
investing ourselves in. We want men who are 
academically gifted and academically qualified, 
but more importantly we want men whose hearts 
burn for God." —Charles R. Smith 

On behalf of the faculty and student body, we ac- 
cept that challenge to continue forth knowing that 
our adequacy comes from God alone (2 Cor. 3:5-6). 

—Richard L. Mayhue, Th.D. is Vice President and 
Dean as well as a professor of Pastoral Ministries 
at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, CA. 



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The Brethren 
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It may be used as a self-study guide for an 
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will also note it is divided into thirteen chapters 
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The predictions found in 
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I recently ran across some 
interesting information about 
my state of Indiana. I was 
originally a "Buckeye" from 
Ohio, and many have asked, 
"What is a Buckeye"? Then, after 
spending much of my adult life 
as a Hoosier in Indiana, I have 
been asked "What is a Hoosier"? 
So you can see why I am always 
looking for some interesting and 
helpful information about my 
state ... it all helps to give me 
identity. 

To discover that Indiana was 
once the auto capital of the world 
helped me to be proud of this 
great state. In fact, the state of 
Indiana produced 300 makes of 
automobiles before World War I. 
(I did not even know there were 
300 makes of cars produced that 
early in history.) Now for the bad 
news . . . Indiana currently does 
not produce one make of Amer- 
ican domestic automobiles. 
When the Studebaker went the 
way of the Desoto and the 
Packard, Indiana went out of the 
domestic car business. However, 
we do manufacture some 
Japanese cars in the state. 

The point is that former 
leaders in business and industry 
lose their edge and cease to exist 
as a thriving, vital organization. 
So many former leaders who 
were once motivated to succeed 
in their field simply became 
memories of what they were. 
Whether a car manufacturer or 
a sales outlet or even a church, 
it is possible to become only a 
memory of what was. 

There is a warning in the scrip- 
ture that applies to the 
Christian — the command to run 
the race and fight the battle so as 
not to be a cast-away. Churches 
that lose their mission and focus 
tend to lose their spiritual 
strength. There has to be a 
reason for being — without this 
goal or reason there is mere func- 
tion without accomplishment. 

One of the many problems that 
confront churches today is the 
very problem of having a reason 
for existence. Ask the typical 
church why they exist and you 
will get one of several answers 
— "to win people to Christ" is 



high on the list of answers. Yet 
often there is no plan, program or 
preaching which points in that 
direction. "Glorifying God" is 
another good answer to the ques- 
tion of purpose for being.. This is 
an excellent answer but very few 
have any knowledge of what this 
means in practical terms. 

There is a continuing ritual 
that churches go through each 
week of the year . . . year after 
year. But the accomplishment of 
their goal is very seldom realized. 
This brings both frustration to 
the persons in the pew and a 
burn-out to the person in the 
pulpit. Churches do not always 
disappear like the hundreds of 
auto manufacturers that have 
disappeared in Indiana or busi- 
nesses that closed their doors. 
Churches remain open but they 
have not retained their reason to 
exist. They are running but they 
do not know where. They are 
going through the motions but 
they are not certain they are 
pleasing God. 

It would seem there is a need 
to do some focusing — some ques- 
tions need to be asked and then 
answered. If we are just going 
through the motions of doing 
what is traditional, then we may 
have empty actons. There is a 
crying need for reality to put 
Christianity into action. Our 
message must be based on the 
Word of God and we must preach 
it without fear. That is the basis 
for being, and we must apply 
that message to the needs of our 
generation with the help of the 
Holy Spirit. 

There are many organizations 
that can reach out to help with 
temporal needs of mankind but 
the church holds a message from 
God that is eternal in nature. If 
we have not kept that eternal 
priority in focus it is possible that 
we have lost our right to exist and 
to have the respect of both God 
and man. 

History tells us that businesses 
which do not carry out their pur- 
pose are overtaken and cease to 
be. Where are all of those 300 car 
manufacturers that once func- 
tioned in Indiana? There are 
churches that no longer exist 




Starting 

Is Good, 

But 

What 

About 

The 

Whole 

Race? 

by Charles W. Turner 



because they forgot their pur- 
pose. There are also many per- 
sons who formerly seemed to be 
followers of God, but their 
pathway has changed. There are 
also some churches that have 
lost their right to function 
because they have forgotten that 
Jesus is the Christ and they pro- 
claim many things but not the 
message of eternal life in a 
crucified and risen Savior. 

A good start is excellent but 
unless there is a good conclusion 
something has gone wrong. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



cHERALD 

Volume S3 Nn.S ^^^ May 15, 19S 



May 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

Starting is Good, 
But What About 
the Whole Race? 

Charles W. Turner 

5 BEM 
Ministry 
Update 



6 CE National 

A New 
Direction for 
Sunday School 

Ed Lewis 



8 Home Missions 
Lessons From the 
War for His 
Church 

Ron Boehm 

10 Fellowship Ministries 

A Yokefellow 
in Africa 

Gene Moine 

12 Foreign Missions 

Meet the 

Missionary 

Candidates 



14 Fellowship Happenings 

Personal 
Reflections: 
The Baptism/ 
Membership 
Debate 

Greg A. Ryerson 

16 WMC 

Do You Know 
What the Bible 
Says About 
Friendship? 

17 Grace Village 
Financial Crisis 
at Grace Village 

18 Fellowship News 



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As enacted August 1, 1986 

After considerable discussion on the Brethren Missionary Herald Board a new emphasis of 
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1. It is the purpose of the BMH magazine to communicate to the members of the Fellowship 
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2. This shall be accomplished through news reporting editorials, articles and advertisements 
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Jim Folsom 
Women's Missionary Council 
Viki Rife 
Cover Photos: 

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Gribble's grave at Bassai Hill. 
The Bookstore workcrew in 
Yaloke included Thomas 
Ganazoui. Gene Moine. Chuck 
Frost, and Raphael Bafa. Masons, 
Gene Moine and Raphielle laying 
sun dried bricks the African 
way! 

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BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



Ministry Update 



WINTER BOARD MEETING 

The Executive Board of Directors of Brethren 
Evangelistic Ministries met in Ocala, Florida 
on February 8 and 9. Vice President, Vernon 
Harris, announced his retirement effective this 
Summer, completing 15 years of faithful 
service. Ron Thompson was extended a call to 
continue as Executive Director. Angie Ellis has 
been placed on staff, part-time, serving as office 
assistant and com- 
puter operator. A 
total income of near- 
ly $72,000 was re- 
ceived in 1990, ex- 
ceeding all previous 
years. Directors were 
assigned working re- 
sponsibilities within 
various sub-com- 
mittees to facilitate 
BEM's ministry 
focus. 



WHEELS FOR BEMU 



The FLORIDA 

SUNCOAST CONFERENCE was held 
in Brooksville, Florida on February 23. The 
First Love Renewal Team provided the 
messages and music during the conference 
which concluded with a special season of 
prayer and consecration. Ron and Thelma 
Thompson ministered in the Lakeland, 
Florida GBC on Sunday, February 24, prior 

to leaving for 
a ministry tour 
in Mexico and 
Guatemala. 



FIRST LOVE 
RENEWAL and 
CHRISTIANS 
IN ACTION 
BAND 



(Children's pro- 
gram) seminars were 
conducted in Grace 
Brethren Churches 
in Port Richey, Mait- 
land, Ocala, and 

Orlando, Florida during January and February. 
Ron and Thelma Thompson were joined by 
George Traub, Tony DeRosa, Mike and Terica 
Williams, Ken Lash, and Don Brotherton in 
these team efforts. Many individuals made 
public decisions of consecration as the 
churches were challenged to mobilize for 
evangelism. 



Through the kindness and generosity 
of a Christian businessman, a 1984 
GMC Sierra Classic Surburban 
wagon was made available to BEM 
last March. Already it has proven an 
invaluable asset to our expanding 
road ministry. We need to raise 
$5000 by June in order to complete 
the purchase. Brethren, will you help 
us with this worthy project? Call us 
at 1-703-992-6595 for further 
information. 




Mail all gifts to: 

BEM, P.O. Box 333, Winona Lake, IN 46590. 



THANK YOU, 

WMC 

LADIES! 

How we appreciate 
the testimony and 
support of our 
National WMC. Ear- 
ly this year BEM 
received a check 
from the national 
treasurer to provide 
funding for the CIA 
Band children's 
ministry. This will 
enable us to pur- 
chase a portable 
overhead projector 
screen, cassette 
player, sound sys- 
tem, and additional 
audio-visual equipment for the road ministry. 
We praise God for this blessed Thank Offer- 
ing from faithful WMC groups across our 
fellowship. It will greatly enhance our ministry 
to little ones. 

Brethren Evangelistic Ministries 

P.O. Box 333, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590 



HERALD/ May 15, 1991 



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CE NATIONAL 



A New Direction 
For Sunday School 

This article is written as a challenge to the FGBC from Ed 
Lewis, Executive Director. qfCE National, Inc. He was recently 
challenged by reading an article by Rev. Keith Drary. a friend 
in another denomination who shares similar concerns. 

It's obvious that Sunday school in the FGBC is 
in trouble. In the last decade there has been a drop 
in Sunday school attendance from 36,500 to 
29,513. Added emphasis is given to the dilemma 
of Sunday school when we realize that in addition 
to decreasing attendance in Sunday school, 
worship service attendance has remained steady. 
In 1989, over 12,500 people attended church who 
did not attend Sunday school. That means that for 
many people they've become "one-hour-a-week" 
Christians and that should concern us. Accom- 

. . . many people [have] 

become "one-hour-a-week" 

Christians and that 

should concern us 

panying the fact of decreased Sunday school 
attendance are discouraged Sunday school super- 
intendents and many church leaders who simply 
ignore this trend in local churches. 

This situation is not unique to the FGBC. In fact, 
many evangelical denominations are experiencing 
this trend while worship attendances remain 
steady or are increasing. 

Even though adults comprise 51 percent of 
Sunday school attendance, many consider Sunday 
school to be childish or synonymous with some- 
thing juvenile or unnecessary. The fact that most 
who attend are adults may not be an encouraging 
trend but rather a demonstration of a de-emphasis 
on children's ministries. Through the years we've 
encouraged churches to change the name to ABF's 
(Adult Bible Fellowships) in order to make it more 
attractive to adults. 

Should it concern us that over 12,000 people 
have become one-hour-a-week believers? Maybe 
they're in small discipleship groups at some other 
time. But let's be honest — this group is in the 




minority. Even the churches that opt for disciple- 
ship groups during the week rather than Sunday 
school find few can commit to another night out. 
A concern related to week-night discipleship 
groups is the children who lose important teaching 
times when babysitting is offered during these 
Bible studies instead of the consistent instruction 
children receive in Sunday school. 

During the last decade attendance in mid-week 
services did not increase and most of those who 
did attend were youth or children involved in club 
ministries. Even Sunday night attendance has 
decreased in most churches. Some churches opt 
not to have consistent Sunday evening services. 
These trends add further credibility to the fact that 
we are seeing thousands becoming one-hour-a- 
week Christians. 

No one would lay down his life for Sunday 
school. It's merely a tool to help accomplish God's 
purpose until something better comes along. The 
fact is that nothing has come along to replace the 
scope and purpose of Sunday school. 

That purpose is discipleshipl It's the second half 
of the Great Commission. It's our theme verse at 
CE National this year. It's "teaching them to obey 
all I have commanded you." It's the command to 
teach obedience. It's not merely teaching facts, 
beliefs, or knowledge; it's teaching obedience. As 
someone said, "All knowledge is the outgrowth of 
obedience. Everything else is just information." 
The mission of Sunday school is "teaching them 
to obey." 

There are many kinds of discipling ministries: 
one-on-one; cell-group (3 to 7 people); or group 
discipleship (15 to 30 people). In group disciple- 
ship there's a large enough gathering to be con- 
sidered a group yet small enough to build warmth, 
fellowship, accountability, and sharing. 

While Sunday school isn't one-on-one or cell 
group discipleship, it needs to be seen as group 



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CE NATIONAL 



No one would 

lay down his life for 

the sake of Sunday school. 

discipleship. It's "entry level discipleship." It's an 
opportunity for a teacher to shepherd the class 
members, build into their lives, give challenges 
and bring accountability. It's also an effective way 
to encourage further cell-group studies (developed 
from those within the class). 

Sunday school is the "next step" - the left foot. 
It's the step after someone attends worship (right 
foot). The one-hour-a-week group needs the care 
of a teacher/leader and a group of 15-30 people 
committed to helping one another become 
obedient to Christ. Even though cell group or one- 
on-one discipleship is very effective, it would be 
unusual to see one half or more of a church 
attendance involved in these small groups. It's a 
big step to commit to another night or small group 
study. Sunday school group discipleship is a more 
practical step. 

Benefits of seeing adult Sunday school as group 
discipleship are: 

J . It's the logical "next step" (left foot) after Sunday worship. 

2. Children are being trained while adults are there. 

3. It's not another night out. (If we can't get them to attend 

one hour before or after worship, let's face it - it will be 
harder to get another time commitment.) 

4. It gives a church the opportunity for group discipleship 

of believers. (If it doesn't work, then scrap Sunday school 
and use another format and time schedule to accom- 
plish the second half of the Great Commission.) It's 
simply not an option to drop Sunday school and hope 
another option will surface. 

5. It's a simple way to do "deaconing" and care through 

using Sunday AM discipleship groups. (They'll know the 
felt needs of its members — sickness, unemployment, 
deaths, hurts, etc.) 

6. It's a simple format that's already flexible (topics, discus- 

sions, prayer, sharing, coffee). 

7. If people won't come at a time contiguous to the worship 

hour, they probably won't be fast to participate in 
ministries such as choir. VBS. or church visitation 
(which require additional hours of time committed each 
week). 

8. Communication is simpler. Church-family news, prayer 

concerns, projects or coming events can be com- 
municated through discipleship leaders (teachers). 

Sunday school has changed its focus through 
the years. It's not primarily the "evangelism" arm 
of the church. It's now the shepherding/disciple- 
ship arm — the next step after worship. 

In the present decade we need to see churches 
getting excited about discipleship. As this hap- 
pens, we can expect impacting results. Pastors and 
Sunday school superintendents are going to 
realize the mission of Sunday school is to teach 
obedience — it's discipleship. Pastors will involve 
themselves in the discipling work. Many churches 
will give adult Sunday school a new name such as 
"Adult Bible Fellowships," "Discipling Groups," 



"AM Training," "Step Two," or "Care Groups." 
Sunday school teachers will abandon the idea of 
teaching for knowledge and adopt a "shepherd/ 
teacher" role with a goal of not "teaching the 
material," but teaching people how to obey God. 
This is where the Bible becomes practically 
applied to believers' lives. As a result the FGBC will 
see a great increase in the Sunday school hour as 
people's hunger for God is fed and their commit- 
ment level rises. This impact can spill over to the 
entire church and lead to revival. 

And now what about you? What response can 
you make to this? Do you agree that there's a 
desperate need for commitment among believers? 
Do you accept the idea of Sunday school's being 
the next step after worship — a step people need to 
take to encourage their spiritual growth? Do you 
agree that the mission of the Sunday school is 
discipleship — fulfilling the second half of the Great 
Commission? 

If so, I'm not asking you to buy a training video, 
send an offering (although I'd always welcome it 
- smile), or use an 800 number to get "the answer" 
to your Sunday school. I'm asking you to do this: 

J. Take the first step to revitalize Sunday school by sitting 
down as pastor(s). church leaders. Sunday school staff 
and prayerfully adopting "discipleship" as the mission 
of Sunday school. 

2. Consider the importance of that decision and its impact 

on your teachers. People won't give hundreds of hours 
to "teach a lesson" but the cause of discipleship — help- 
ing people to be Christlike — nom that's a cause to which 
most of us will make a commitment. 

3. Think about how this would be "fleshed-out" in a typical 

class, so that the "end-product" of the time in Sunday 
school produces a maturing, obedient Christian. 

4. Get full "ownership" of this concept among your elder 

board, church leaders, and Sunday school superinten- 
dent. Pray about it and then talk about it publicly. It 
doesn't necessarily change the teachers or curriculum, 
but it will certainly effect the focus in most of your 
classes. 

The focus of 

Sunday school must change— 

to discipleship. 

There may be many questions that surface as 
you consider this in your churches or classes. 
When all agree that from this point on the Sun- 
day school hour will wholeheartedly give itself to 
the task of discipling people, you'll be excited at 
what God will do through it. A great spiritual 
awakening can and will begin. 



TRAINING AND 

ENCOURAGING 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP 




HERALD/ May 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 



Lessons From the War 
for His Church 



As I listened to the daily war reports, two themes 
often recurred. One was this: "I want to go home." 
And who didn't? No soldier was lost to the citizen- 
ship of these foreign lands. They loved home and 
longed to be there as soon as possible, much the 
same way Christians long to be with Christ. Going 
to be with Him will put behind us this desert-like 
experience once for all (Revelation 21:4). 

The second theme was: "let's get the job done!" 
The soldiers wanted to get it over with - they 
wanted to complete the task at hand in short order, 
and by God's grace, they did. Our troops were so 
successful in such a short period of time that even 
the reporters were impressed with the efficiency 
of the operation. 

The reports and interviews with General 
Schwarzkopf, Commander of the Allied Forces, led 
me to think about the spiritual warfare in which 
the church is involved in this age. 

Goals 

The allied forces had a clear goal: regain Kuwait. 
This objective meant that they could not sit on the 
safe side of the border and do nothing: it meant 
that they were not expected to rain terror down on 
all of Iraq until it was reduced to nothing but 
rubble: it meant they were not expected to conquer 
the entire Middle East. 

Consequently, as our forces flanked the Iraqi 
positions to the west and moved to within 150 
miles of Bagdad without opposition, they re- 
mained true to their goal by turning away from 
Bagdad. Instead, they pivoted due east to engulf 
the region of Kuwait and regain it. 

The Church has a clear objective given by Christ 
Himself: make disciples (Matthew 28:19,20). How 
much better off the world would be if the Church 
remained faithful to His Commission! In the words 
of one well known church growth expert: "The 
most effective means of fulfilling the Great Com- 
mission known under heaven is the starting of new 
churches." If we - the Church - are going to be 
victorious in the spiritual warfare of the day, we 
must stick to the objective given us by our Lord. 
As a former Home Missions Pastor I thank God for 
the vision, support and encouragement provided 
by our churches through Grace Brethren Home 
Missions. They continually remind us and prod us 
to stick to the main objective of the Church in the 
most effective way - by planting new churches. 



by Pastor Ron Boehm 
Resources 

President Bush promised the American people 
that our men would not fight with "one hand tied 
behind their backs." Who was not impressed with 
the number of sorties flown each day and the 
payload they delivered? And when the ground war 
began, our forces held nothing back. In just 100 
hours it was over. 

Soldiers love home and long to be 

there; to pursue the American 

dream and squander our time 

and money is like saying we 

really don't want to leave this 

desert and go home! 

How much more should ALL our resources be 
brought to bear on the spiritual conflict at hand 
(see I Peter 4:10, 11). When it comes to our involve- 
ment in fulfilling the Great Commission, no mis- 
sionary or local church should have to struggle 
along nearly choked for the want of resources. 

One of our most valuable resources is time. We 
are implored to use this precious resource with all 
wisdom for "the days are evil" (Ephesians 4:15). 
To pursue the American dream and squander our 
time and money (time translated), is like saying we 
really don't want to leave this desert and go home! 

As we are making plans here in Macedonia to 
construct our building to aid us in obeying the 
Great Commission, I have been impressed with the 
number of men, both within our church and from 
other Grace Brethren Churches (via Yokefellow), 
who are willing to give of their time and talents 
to get the job done. These men have families and 
some have jobs, but sacrificially they are willing 
to contribute their TIME to the cause of Christ. 

Cooperation 

The General had only the highest praise for the 
members of the coalition and their commitment 
to work together. The military units of the various 
forces synchronized their efforts, timing their 
moves to support each other. 

A friend of one of our small group members flew 
an F-14. The second day mission, one which he 
particularly feared because of its danger, required 
his squadron to refuel in mid-air. The air was 
turbulent and only he and one other plane were 



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HOME MISSIONS 



able to take in enough fuel to keep going. When 
the other planes turned back for lack of fuel, he 
pressed on to his target. Why? Because his mission 
was to support British Toronados who were coun- 
ting on the success of his flight to protect them as 
they approached their targets. The timing was 
crucial and they were depending on each other. 

The battle in which 

we are engaged 
demands teamwork 

So also, the church must work together. Though 
the body is one, yet there are many members. We 
must rely on each other. We are all called upon to 
sacrifice our pleasure for the common good of His 
Church (Ephesians 4:1-3). If we continually con- 
tend with each other, the cause of Christ suffers 
loss (Galatians 5:15). The battle in which we are 
engaged demands teamwork, and teamwork 
demands cooperation, cooperation humility, and 
humility grace. If we will be the GRACE Brethren 
Fellowship, we must work together like a team with 
all grace to gain territory overrun by the Enemy. 

Morale 

Commenting on the apparent weakness of the 
enemy, General Schwarzkopf noted that they had 
lost their will to fight. Several factors led to their 
demoralization: 1) The Iraqi army was contolled 
by fear - at the slightest provocation a soldier, no 
matter what his rank, could be executed without 
a trial. 2) Units were treated unevenly - the 
Republican guard was paid three times the salary 
of the men on the front lines. 3) Men were coerced 
into service. One captured soldier was from 
Chicago and happened to be visiting a relative in 
Iraq when the war broke out; he had been coerced 
into service, and had no will to fight. He eagerly 
surrendered to coalition troops. 4) Supply lines 
had been severely disrupted by the allied bomb- 
ings, and the Iraqi soldiers lacked food and water. 
All of these things worked together to destroy the 
fighting spirit so essential to any fit army. 

Likewise, the morale of the Church is essential 
to the fight. We have been told to love and 
encourage one another. If we fail to do this, we lose 
our readiness for spiritual conflict. Instead of 
malicious criticism and complaining, we must 
encourage those churches across our Fellowship 
who are moving beyond the status quo. It is 
imperative that we boost their morale and main- 
tain among us the will to fight the good fight for 
Christ. 

Courage 

One reporter asked the General why it was so 
"easy" to over-run the formidable defensive posi- 
tions of the Iraqi army. The General paused, then 
set the reporter straight, saying it was nothing less 



than heroic what the ground troops did that first 
day. He reminded the reporter that it is never easy 
to go through a mine field, and that our soldiers 
had done it with great courage. I later learned that 
the General himself had once crossed a mine field 
in Vietnam to rescue a fellow soldier; he knew 
courage from experience! 

For the Church to succeed in the spiritual con- 
flict, she too must act with courage. The word 
courage comes from the French word for heart. So, 
with heart she must battle against all ungodliness. 
As Grace Brethren people, living in the last days, 
how much more should we go about His work with 
heart - with courage! 

So let's get the job done! Being a part of the 
Church is not like belonging to a club. Some of our 
Reservists and National Guard soldiers learned 
through Desert Shield that their organization had 
a sober mission. Though some were in it for their 
own financial gain, when duty called, they were 
suddenly awakened to reality. 

Oh, that the Christian community would sense 
with equal sobriety the spiritual conflict to which 
it has been called! You see, making disciples via 
church planting is not a mere act of good will, 
optional in nature, nor is it a man-devised scheme 
to prolong the life of another despairing Protestant 
group, nor an accountant's suggestion to keep the 
coffers flowing with cash. Church Planting IS the 
Battle! Duty calls us and we must respond. 

I believe that if we fight the good fight with God's 
goal in mind and heart, with all our available 
resources, with a commitment to cooperation, 
with high morale, and with great courage, we will 
make a significant impact for Christ in this needy 
world. Our General would want nothing less - "Be 
strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be 
dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you 
wherever you go . . . Go and make disciples! . . . 
I will build My Church!" Joshua 1:9; Matthew 
28:19; Matthew 16:18. 

THE END ... or the Beginning? 



Editor's Note 



Ron Boehm is the pastor of the Western Reserve 
Grace Brethren Church in Macedonia, Ohio. After 
five years as a Home 
Missions church, the 
congregation went 
self-supporting late 
last Fall. They hope to 
break ground this 
Spring for their first 
building. This article 
was adapted by the 
author from the 
pastor's column in his 
church's monthly 
paper. Pastor Ron Boehm 




HERALD/ May 15, 1991 



9 



FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 



A Yokefellow in Africa 



How excited I was on January 15, 1991, as I 
boarded the plane in Cleveland, Ohio bound for 
Chicago where I would join most of the African 
Yokefellow team! Even with the fact that this date 
was the deadline for Saddam to remove his troops 
from Kuwait to avoid a war, my enthusiasm did not 
lessen. 

After a quick flight to Chicago, and not so quick 
one-half mile walk in search of the Air France 
departure gate, I was startled by a loud "Parlez- 
vous Francais?" Immediately, I recognized the 
voice to be that of Chuck Frost of Findlay, Ohio. 
Chuck, and his dear wife Margaret had served with 
me on the Yokefellow team to the Chateau in 
France several years earlier. Glen and Dorothy 
Bechtel from Minerva, Ohio joined us as well. I had 
become acquainted with this couple while work- 
ing on the Navajo gymnasium some years ago. And 
with them was Ed Jackson, our national 
Yokefellow leader who originally came from my 
hometown of Rittman, Ohio. Great — all friends! Yet 
as I surveyed this group, I wondered whether we 
possessed the skills and energy to complete the 
projects planned for us in Africa. 

I knew Chuck to be a handyman of many talents, 
Glen to be a qualified electrician as well as possess- 
ing other skills, and their wives to be wonderful 
cooks. I knew Ed Jackson possessed a variety of 
skills necessary for survival in Alaska. But who 
was to give us the needed expertise to design and 
build roof trusses for the missionary home and 
seminary building which we were to replace? We 
had one more to join us in Chicago and I prayed 
that he would be a builder. 

My prayers were quickly answered as Don 
Williams walked up and introduced himself. I soon 
learned that he was a building contractor from the 
Goldendale, Washington Church. Two and a half 
weeks later, while we were at Bata station in Africa, 
I was to realize how completely God had answered 
my prayers. While I served as a very incompetent 
assistant to Don, I observed him quickly and ac- 
curately lay out, design, and build the new trusses 
for the eight sided seminary building whose low 
pitched leaking roof needed to be replaced. Don 
and Jim Hocking, our missionary leader, also 
figured a way to remove the old trusses using the 
seven ton truck for scaffold and transport along 
with the grunting assistance of the Yokefellow 
team and all available African workers, as well as 
Lloyd Wenger, a volunteer missionary serving in 
Bata. Then, • these fellows figured how to use a 



by Gene Moine 




Tony Merrie tt , Chuck Frost, Ed Jackson, Margaret Frost, 
Don Williams, Dorothy Bechtel, Gene Moine, Glen 
Bechtel. 

Mango tree, rope, pulley, all the available help plus 
the truck to install the huge trusses that were 
built. 

After we arrived in Paris, we were joined by Tony 
and Cindy Merriett from New Ellenton, South 
Carolina. This couple certainly added youthful 
exuberance to our team. Tony proved to have 
numerous skills, one of which was to assist Glen 
as a competent electrician. Cindy was a great aid 
to Myra Taylor who gave birth to her third 
daughter, Kristen, soon after we arrived in Africa. 
(The Taylors are Sower Missionaries, from the 
Merriett's home church.) 

As we landed in Bangui, God answered another 
prayer. For there, waiting to help us through 
customs, was Jim Hocking and Cheryl Kauffman. 
Although it is usually not possible for non- 
passengers to enter the customs room, their 
presence enabled us to get all the tools and mis- 
sion supples brought in by the Yokefellow team 
through customs at no charge! Thanks to all who 
sent supplies and were praying for this delightful 
result! 

The next morning after arriving in Bangui, we 
headed upcountry by truck for two weeks of work 
projects at the Yaloke station. There, several 
Africans and myself were assigned to build a five 
room dirt block building, which was to house mis- 
sionary offices, a bookstore, and storage areas. The 
blocks are made by the Africans using the sifted 
red clay soil mixed with water and then sun dried. 
After 30 years of working with masonry, this was 
an entirely new experience for me! 

Thomas, a small statured young African was a 



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great help to me as I worked with mostly Africans 
and he knew a little English. This enabled me to 
converse with the helpers using Thomas as an 
interpreter. Raphielle, a young mason, taught me 
how to cut and size the dirt blocks by using a 
machete — which was a new tool of masonry for 
me, but just the right one for those dirt blocks! In 
turn, I showed Raphielle a few American ways to 
make the work easier and to improve results. 

While these Africans and I worked on this dirt 
block building, the other Yokefellows labored 
alongside other Africans on various projects. They 
installed a new aluminum roof on Carol Mensinger's 
house. Tony and Glen rewired Carol's house and 
fabricated new metal valleys for the roof. Don and 
Chuck designed and installed new piping for the sta- 
tion water source, which supplies water for the 
whole mission complex. The springs also serve 




Yokefellows on a hike to an African fort near Bassai. 

as the community wash house and bath house. A 
great improvement in volume and quality of water 
was accomplished. 

We ended our two week stay in Yaloke by cele- 
brating the successful completion of our projects 
with a pig roast for the African laborers and 
Yokefellows. Several of the Yokefellows accom- 
panied Jim Hocking and Mike Taylor as they 
traveled to town to choose a live pig for the roast. 
The owner was able to catch and load the unhappy 
pig upon the truck, with some assistance, for its 
trip back to the mission station, where several 
African workers dressed and roasted it. What a 
delightful evening we had feasting, socializing, and 
celebrating with our new African friends. 

While in the Yaloke area the Yokefellows were able 
to visit two African churches and give words of 
greetings to those in attendance. One Sunday we 
shared in a district TTN (laymen) meeting. Ed 
Jackson awarded each active TTN member with a 
Yokefellow International badge. Previous to this, Ed, 
with Jim Hocking translating, presented a heart 
warming message of greeting and encouragement 
to the Africans from their American counter- 
parts — our Yokefellow team. Then the TTN leaders 
presented Ed with a beautiful gift in apprec- 



iation of his coming to Africa to meet with them. 

Next we traveled to Bassai Hill where we visited 
the graves of the Gribbles and other pioneer mis- 
sionaries to Africa. What a legacy they have left in 
the Central African Republic and even beyond its 
borders! 

After leaving Bassai Hill, the Yokefellow's men 
along with Mike Taylor, Jim Hocking and Lloyd 
Wenger, spent the afternoon climbing the rock 
mountain to the fort built over a hundred years 
earlier by the Africans. What a historical treat to see 
where the Karre tribe had been able to escape the 
clutches of the Arab slave traders. However, our 
return down the mountain was not so pleasant as 
we were hurried along by a horde of flying gnats. 

During our two week stay at the Bata station, 
some of the Yokefellow men worked on mission 
vehicles, others did electrical wiring on houses, of- 
fices and the seminary building. Some worked on 
water pumps and other equipment. All of us were 
involved in the replacement of the roof on the 
seminary building. It is hoped that the steeper pit- 
ched roofing will end the leaking problem. 

As members of the Yokefellow team, we were able 
to give our testimonies in African churches, in TTN 
meetings, in a Youth meeting, and even to the 
seminary and Bible Institute students and their 
wives. It was a real joy to hear the Africans singing 
and to observe those radiant smiles as they praised 
our Almighty God. And what a privilege we had to 
share in the missionary prayer meetings. I repeated- 
ly heard them pray for their supporting churches 
and their brethren in the states. Are we faithful in 
praying for them? 

While at Bata, we Yokefellows were honored at a 
banquet given by the African members of the 
seminary faculty in appreciation for our work on the 
seminary building. What a delightful evening of 
sharing the great African food and hospitality! The 
banquet was served by African waitresses under the 
cool night sky ... a huge table was set up at Pierre 
Yougouda's home to accommodate our group. 

A day after returning to Yaloke, Don and I were 
privileged to view the African countryside when we 
were flown back to Bangui in the MAF plane by pilot 
Juerg Liesch. I will never forget the sad farewells to 
my African and missionary friends gathered along 
that grassy runway as we prepared to leave. 

Three weeks later, I would arrive home, nearly two 
months after leaving for Africa. I had so may new 
experiences! So many new friends! What a great 
feeling in seeing the results of our foreign mission 
work in Africa! What satisfaction to see the quality 
of servants presently on the field! How rewarding to 
meet African Christians, fruits of your gifts to mis- 
sionaries! And the joy of knowing that as a 
Yokefellow, you've encouraged your African Brethren 
and the missionaries. 



Gene Moine is a retired high school math teacher from the 
Rittman. Ohio. Grace Brethren Church. 



HERALD/ May 15, 1991 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



Meet these folks . . . 



"An accepted missionary candi- 
date has entered a no-man's-land, 
where he is neither fish or fowl, 
layman nor missionary." That's 
how Marjorie Collins describes the 
situation in her book. Who Cares 
for the Missionary? Others have 
called this special time a "life in 
limbo" experience, full of uncer- 
tainty, scary new challenges, and a 
mixture of excitement and discour- 
agement. If you know an appointee, 
perhaps you can be an encourager. 
You can certainly pray for these 
fine people who have recently 
placed their feet in the icy waters 
of support raising, and are warm- 
ing up to the realities of total 
dependence upon the Lord for sup- 
plying what seems to be a gigantic 
need. 

May we introduce . . . 




Tom and MaryAnn Barlow. The 

Barlows served as SOWers in 
France for two years and now want 
to return as career church planting 
missionaries in that country. 

Tom was born in Milwaukee. WI, 
but grew up in Columbus, OH. He 
graduated from Grace College, has 
led Operation Barnabas teams on 
three summer tours, and has 
served as Jr. High youth pastor at 
Winona Lake Grace Brethren 
Church. 

MaryAnn was born in Muncy, PA 
and grew up around New Holland, 
PA. She graduated from Grace Col- 
lege. For two years she was Admin- 
istrative Secretary to the Executive 
Director of Grace Brethren Foreign 
Missions. 

The Barlows were married 
August 18, 1984. They have one 
child, Nicole, born August 11, 1990. 
Tom is a member of the Grace 
Brethren Church of Columbus OH, 
and MaryAnn considers the Grace 
Brethren Church of New Holland, 
PA as her home church. They want 
to leave for France in the fall of 
1991. 




The Taylors have three children, 
Rachel (Dec. 5. 1984), Rebekah 
(April 28, 1987), and Kristen (Jan. 
19, 1991). 

They hope to receive language 
training in France in 1992 and 
return to Africa in 1993. 



Ted and Dawn Booker. These 
want to serve as SOWers in the 
Philippines. They have one child, 
Justin, born Aug. 24, 1990. They 
were married July 8, 1989. They 
are members of the Grace Brethren 
Church of Lynchburg. VA. 

Ted was born in Callaway, NE 
and was raised as a preacher's kid 
and also as a missionary kid, hav- 
ing lived in Germany and Austria. 
He speaks German fluently. He is a 
graduate of Liberty University. 

Dawn is the daughter of GBFM 
missionaries Bob and Brenda 
Juday and was born in Warsaw. IN. 
She is a graduate of Grace College 
and has already had some taste of 
missionary life and work in Brazil 
and the Philippines. Ted and Dawn 
have not yet set a date for 
departure. 







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Mike and Myra Taylor have 
already served for two years as 
SOWers in Central African 
Republic. They are now seeking to 
return there as career mis- 
sionaries and were appointed to 
that in February, 1991. 

Mike was born in Ft. Lauderdale, 
FL, and graduated from Grace Col- 
lege. He also graduated as a Physi- 
cians Assistant from Medical 
University of South Carolina. 

Myra was born in Darlington, 
SC, the daughter of a Baptist 
pastor. She is a graduate of 
Medical University of SC and is a 
nurse. They were married in 1981 
and are members of the Grace 
Brethren Church of Aiken, SC. 




Donna Fasnacht. Donna wants to 
serve as a SOWer in Central African 
Republic. She comes from Ephrata, 
PA and is a member of the Grace 
Brethren Church there. She attend- 
ed Lancaster Bible College and the 
American Institute of Banking. She 
is an accomplished organist, and 
has been a loan officer in a bank 
for five years. Donna has the 
accounting skills that are needed 
in our mission in Bangui and is 
eager to fill that need, as early as 
August of 1991, if support is com- 
mitted to her. Donna will replace 
Karen Foster in the office at 
Bangui, while Karen is in the US. 




Karen Foster has already served 
for two years as a SOWer in Central 
African Republic and now wants to 
make a career of it. She was born 
in Wheeling, WV, but considers 
Columbus, OH as her home and is 
a member of the Grace Brethren 
Church of Columbus. 

She is a skilled bookkeeper and 
accountant and has proven herself 
to be a valuable addition to the 
staff in CAR. She anticipates retur- 
ning to Africa in 1993, after French 
studies. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 




Steven and Celeste Kern. The 

Kerns want to serve in Germany 
and will go as two-year-term mis- 
sionaries. Steve was born in 
Marion, OH and graduated from 
Grace College. He also received a 
Diploma in Theology from the 
Theological Practorium. Mansfield. 
OH. 

Celeste was born in Mansfield. 
OH and attended Grace College. 
Her father is a preacher and a 
director for Child Evangelism 
Fellowship. They have a son. 
Jacob, born April 9, 1987. They 
were married Oct. 13. 1984. 

Steve and Celeste are members 
of Woodville Grace Brethren 
Church, Mansfield, OH, where 
Steve has been serving as an 
associate pastor. Their desire is to 
leave for Europe in July 1992. 




Dennis and Jeanette Martin. 

The Martins met when Dennis 
was a SOWer missionary in 
France and were married Jan. 11. 
1987. Dennis was born in 
Hagerstown, MD but grew up in 
New Holland, PA. He graduated 
from Geneva College and has 
taken additional work at Grace 
Seminary Extension in France 
and at Lancaster Bible College. 

Jeannie was born and raised in 
Colorado Springs, CO and is a 
graduate of Grace College. She had 
previously been sent as a single 
career missionary to France. 

Since completing Dennis's 
SOWer term in France, the Martins 



have served in the youth ministry 
at New Holland Grace Brethren 
Church, where they are members. 

They want to return to France as 
career missionaries in the fall of 
1991, Lord willing. 




Linda was born in Sioux City, 
IA and graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Iowa. She has been an 
elementary school teacher and a 
tax preparer. They were exposed 
to missionary work in Costa Rica 
in 1989. They were married May 
20, 1978 and have two children. 
Michael (April 11, 1982) and Jen- 
nifer (April 14, 1984). They are 
members of Community Grace 
Brethen Church, Warsaw. IN. 

Their desire is to go to language 
school in the fall of 1991, then to 
Argentina in June, 1992. 



Ralph and Joan Justiniano. The 

Justinianos want to serve the Lord 
in Japan, and are appointees for 
career service. Ralph was born in 
Manila, Philippines. He graduated 
from Orange Coast College and 
from Grace Bible Institute and 
Grace Theological Seminary. 

Joan was born in Toledo, OH. She 
has attended Miami University, the 
University of Toledo, and Long 
Beach City College. 

Ralph and Joan are members of 
the Long Beach Grace Brethren 
Church. They were married Sept. 
15. 1983 and have two children: 
Megan (May 25, 1987) and Amanda 
(Oct. 3. 1988). They want to leave 
for Japan in June, 1992. 




Gary and Linda McCaman want 
to serve in Argentina and will go 
as two-year-term missionaries. 

Gary was born in Lakeview, MI. 
He graduated from the University 
of Iowa and Grace Theological 
Seminary. He is a preacher's son 
and has lived in Michigan, Illinois, 
Kansas, Colorado. Kentucky, 
Oregon and Montana. He has been 
associated with a hearing aid 
business and is a clinical 
audiologist. 










Bonnie Nissley. Bonnie wants to 
serve the Lord as a SOWer mis- 
sionary in the Philippines. She 
was born in Martinsburg, WV, 
where she grew up. She is a 
member of the Rosemont Grace 
Brethren Church of Martinsburg. 
She graduated from Grace College, 
and has taught in both Christian 
and secular schools. For several 
years she has led Operation Bar- 
nabas teams under the direction 
of CE National. She plans to teach 
in Faith Christian Academy in 
Manila for one year and then 
assist the youth ministries of the 
Filipino churches the rest of her 
term. She would like to go in July 
of 1991. 



Support commitments 
are needed for all these 
missionaries. If you would 
like to be a part of their 
support team, please call 
or write GBFM, P.O. Box 
588. Winona Lake, IN 
46590. 219/267-5161. 



HERALD/ May 15, 1991 



13 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



Personal Reflections 



/ have been encouraged by many to open up a limited number 
of pages of the Herald magazine to the expression of opinions 
and beliefs regarding the baptism I membership Issue In the 
Grace Brethren Church. No practical means of such an 
exchange has been available to persons following last year's 
national conference. A forum plan was adopted at the 1989 
conference, but has not been Implemented In a workable 
fashion to date. No exchanges which Involve the names of 
other persons will be Included. The use of the Herald 
magazine makes the Information available to lay persons as 
well as to ministers. No editing will be done on any of the 
articles and It Is understood that the material does not have 
the endorsement of the Herald, the Fellowship or the local 
church — It reflects the personal position of the Individual 
author. —Charles W. Turner, publisher 

By Greg A. Ryerson 
Grace Brethren Church, Centerville, Ohio 

Whether you find these comments helpful or 
not, you deserve to see my "label" so that you will 
identify the grid through which I have screened 
my observations. 

Various terms have been proposed as tags for the 
opposing positions on the baptism/membership 
issue. "Open membership" and "closed member- 
ship" seem to be the best current designations for 
the local church policies that exist. Though some 
may balk at the label "closed," I embrace that term 
as an accurate and inoffensive description on my 
(and my church's) policy, and as a way of differen- 
tiating clearly between myself and someone who 
permits transferred-in members without triune 
immersion. 

For a while I called myself a "moderate conser- 
vative," but nobody knew what that meant (even 
though I estimate that the majority of Grace 
Brethren fall into this category). So I started refer- 
ring to myself as a "closed-membership 
moderate'— one who holds to the "closed" position 
but who cooperates with "open" Brethren. This 
would separate me from a "closed-membership 
stalwart," who insists that the "closed" position is 
the only one acceptable for the FGBC. I would also 
be distinct from the "open-membership 
moderate," whose position is different from mine 
but who willingly cooperates with me. (When a 
person adopts an "open-membership stalwart" 
position, he departs the FGBC by choice.) 

I came to my position because, while I have 
never doubted that Grace Brethren people should 
be triune-immersed, I have met many who were 
triune-immersed for the wrong reasons. 

When a Christian visits my church and subse- 



quently inquires about membership, I explain to 
him what we believe and practice. Sometimes he 
is surprised to discover that he is eligible for 
membership only after being triune-immersed. 
Almost without exception, a saved-and-already- 
single-immersed person will question this require- 
ment. I then give him a written presentation on 
baptism and ask him to study it prayerfully before 
deciding. In the process, I explain, "Here's why we 
believe that Jesus wants every Christian to be 
triune-immersed. In fact, I believe that you should 
consider being triune-immersed whether you join 
my church or not!" 

[Some] people see triune 

immersion merely as an 

inconvenient (but relatively 

harmless) "hoop" through which 

they were asked to jump. They 

are triune-immersed, but they 

are not "triune-immersionists" 

by conviction. 

Across our Fellowship, I have met a number of 
GBC members (even local church leaders) who 
testify that they submitted to re-baptism by triune 
immersion just so that they could become 
members. Such people see triune immersion 
merely as an inconvenient (but relatively 
harmless) "hoop" through which they were asked 
to jump. They are triune-immersed, but they are 
not "triune-immersionists" by conviction. And 
there are perhaps thousands of such people 
populating "conservative" Grace Brethren church- 
es all across our land! 

Meanwhile, several prominent open-member- 
ship churches have a history of successfully 
triune-immersing people after they join. Such 
believers are urged to consider triune immersion 
as a step of obedience to Christ, as a natural step 
in the discipleship process. I suspect that the 
Master would rather have people thus triune- 
immersed by conviction in an open-membership 
church than triune-immersed for convenience in 
a closed-membership church. 

The greatest irony to this entire debate, then, 



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FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



is that the closed-membership stalwarts risk 
cutting themselves off from many who are deeply 
Brethren while retaining many who are just 
nominally Brethren. Wouldn't that be a little like 
shooting oneself in the foot? 

I am fully conscious of the dangers and abuses 
of the open-membership policy. But since its 
proponents are united with me in preaching the 
gospel and the historical "Message of the Brethren 
Ministry," how can I fail to cooperate with their 
endeavor, even while deploring their methods? 

Surely we could do a better job of training 
upcoming teachers in the significance of baptism 
(and a great many other Biblical tenets). If we did 
that, perhaps we would be planting more closed- 
membership churches, thus strengthening that 
position by natural means. 

I know of no gracious or honorable way to 
backtrack from a policy that the Grace Brethren 
adopted in 1964 in good faith after a century of 
study. Some "conservative" Brethren predict that 
"division and disaster" will overtake the FGBC in 
the 1990's. If that were to happen, it would not be 
the fault of the 1964 compromise, but rather of 
those who could not appreciate the great harvest 
which has been achieved by Christ through a 
diverse but unified Fellowship of Churches. 




AIRMAIL TO MISSIONARIES 

Did you know that it takes three to six months 
for the Herald magazine to reach our missionaries 
when we send their magazines via surface mail? 

We believe they deserve to receive their Herald 
a week to 10 days after we place it in the mail, so 
we would like to send their subscriptions by airmail. 
However, airmail costs for each subcription 
amounts to nearly $40 a year. Funding for this 
ministry would need to come from interested 
persons, Sunday School classes, Bible study 
groups, etc. You may designate a missionary or we 
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Do You Know What 
the Bible Says About Friendship? 

Quiz Yourself 




Across 

1. The wounds of a friend are . (Prov. 27:6) 

2. Jonathan made a with David because he loved him as himself. (I Sam. 18:3) 

3. Jesus asked His friends to keep with Him. (Matt. 26:38) 

4. When Paul saw the brethren, he thanked God and was . (Acts 18:15) 

5. "Greet the friends by ." (3 John 14) 

6. Jesus entrusted His to the disciple whom He loved. (John 19:26-27) 

7. Jesus promised to be with His friends . (Matt. 28:20) 



8. Jesus was criticized for being a 



of sinners. (Luke 7:34) 



his brothers. (Luke 22:32) 



Down 

1. Christ told Peter to 

2. We are to follow Christ's example and be willing to lay down our _ 

A friend at all times. (Prov. 17:17) 

There is a friend who sticks closer than a (Prov. 18:24) 

are better than one. (Ecc. 4:9) 

Paul had no of mind when he did not find Titus. (2 Cor. 2:13) 



for our brothers. (1 John 3:16) 



3. 
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10. 

11. 



We are Christ's friends if we do what He 



us. (John 15:14) 



requested appointments for his three friends from the king. (Dan. 2:49) 

"Love one another deeply, from the ." (1 Peter 1:22) 

Mary to visit Elizabeth after hearing the good news. (Luke 1:39) 

Jonathan became one in with David. (1 Sam. 18:1) 



12. Ruth promised Naomi that they would belong to the same God and the same 



(Ruth 1:16) 



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GRACE VILLAGE 



Financial Crisis at Grace Village 

Announced By The Board of 

Grace Brethren Retirement Homes, Inc. 



Grace Village has been established to provide 
quality living arrangements for its residents. In an 
effort to provide service it has, over the last several 
years, been engaged in a substantial building 
program. 

The leadership for this program was provided by 
its former administrator. The Board of Directors 
endorsed the building programs based upon its 
understanding of the soundness of Grace Village's 
financial condition. 

Since the departure of our former administrator, 
the Board of Directors of Grace Village has learned 
that the financial condition of the institution is not 
nearly as good as they had been led to believe. Due 
to the downturn in the economy, the much larger 
than expected cost of construction of and lack of 
interest in the additional Robin Hood Apartments, 
a number of unoccupied retirement apartments, 
and the very large cost of servicing the indebtedness 
on the properties, the Village finds itself in a very 
difficult cash-flow problem. 

Recognizing the seriousness of the problem, the 
Board of Directors several weeks ago engaged Green- 
croft, Inc. of Goshen, Indiana, to review the Grace 
Village operations and to make recommendations 



with regard to the proper course of action. Green- 
croft's initial report confirms the seriousness of the 
Grace Village financial problem. 

In addition to the assistance of Greencroft, the 
Board of Directors, with the assistance of its counsel, 
Michael L. Valentine, has engaged Jerald I. Ancel 
of the Indianapolis law firm of Sommer & Barnard 
to provide specialized legal assistance in dealing 
with the current problems. 

In order to assure the continued care and service 
to residents, the Board of Directors has taken the 
following steps: 

1. A crisis management committee has been 
established. 

2. A temporary moratorium has been declared on 
the payment of investor debt. 

The steps that the Board of Directors has taken 
will not interfere with nor interrupt the services 
which we provide for residents. 

Grace Village is current with its payments to all 
suppliers and employees and will continue to main- 
tain all such accounts on a current basis. The Board 
does not contemplate that there will be any re- 
duction in staffing. 



The Board of Directors has taken these special 
steps to insure the continued operation of Grace 
Village and the welfare of the residents. The board 
also has secured the advisory help of Greencroft 
Retirement Home management, Goshen, Indiana, 
a local lawyer, and a special lawyer from a firm 
in Indiananapolis, along with two board members 
to form a crisis management team. 

Right now, considerable financial help is need- 
ed to finance this crisis management program in 
order to minimize additional drain on the opera- 
tions of the Village. 

The help of many Grace Brethren people is 
earnestly and prayerfully being sought. A crisis 
management fund has been set up to receive tax- 
deductible gifts. The board itself has initiated the 
fund with sizable personal donations. Funds given 
will be used for the purpose of managing this 
crisis to a successful conclusion for the good of 
Grace Village residents and the glory of the Lord. 



We are seeking: 

100 people who could and would give $1,000; 
200 people who could and would give $500; 
700 people who would give anything as they are 
able. 

WOULD YOU PLEASE PRAY AND CONSIDER 
BEING ONE OF 1,000 WHO WOULD HELP 
PRESERVE GRACE VILLAGE FOR THE 
GOOD OF OUR DEAR PEOPLE AND THE 
GLORY OF OUR LORD. 

Please send your gifts to: 

Grace Village 

P.O. Box 337 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 

Mark them "Crisis Management Fund." All gifts 

are tax-deductible and will be receipted. 

Thank you so much for your prayers and 
whatever financial help the Lord may lead you 
to give. 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Jeff Brown is the new pastor at 
the Spring Valley Grace Brethren 
Church of Elyria, OH. 

Sixty-one high school students 
and twelve leaders will make up the 
1991 Operation Barnabas tour 
beginning June 28 with a ten-day 
orientation in Whittier, CA. This 
year's tour will involve ministry on 
the West Coast in California, 
Oregon, Washington, and the inter- 
national ministry in Canada and 
Mexico. Operation Barnabas tour 
will conclude at the 1991 Brethren 
National Youth Conference at 
Flagstaff, AZ, on the campus of 
Northern Arizona University. 

Chaplain Phil Spence returned 
from Saudi Arabia on March 26, 
1991. He is stationed at Fort Bragg 
and desires to express thanks to all 
through the Fellowship who sent 
cards and letters to him while he was 
on duty. 

The Grace Brethren Church of 

Lansing, Ml, had a special day of 
mortgage burning April 14, 1991, 
with special speakers Gerald 
Polman and Richard Sellers. 
Michael Rockafellow, pastor. 



Change Your Annual 

Bowlin, Don. 9712 Golf 
Course Rd., NW, Albu- 
querque, NM 87114 (Tel. 
505/897-7443. 

Brown, Jeff. 1305 Nash 
Ave., Elyria, OH 44035. 

Dunkle, Jeff. He is the new 
pastor of the Melborne, 
FL , Grace Brethren 
Church. 

Green, Dan. His new 
telephone number is: 
(011-55) 34-236-6426. 

Vnasdale, Lester. His 
furlough address is: c/o 
531 Marion Ave. 
Mansfield, OH 44903. 

Card, Charles. His new zip 
code is: 09798. 

Schrock, Norman. New 
pastor at the Grace 
Brethren Church, 
Westminster, CA. 
Telephone number is: 
213/690-7591. 

Marriage 

Davis: Wendy Bouslough 
and Cubby Davis were 
married on December 8, 
1990, at the Grace 
Brethren Church, Mar- 
tinsburg, PA. William 
Snell performed the 
ceremony. 



Pratt: Marcy Hastings and 
Kim Pratt were united in 
marriage February 9, 
1991, at the Free 
Methodist Church in 
Winona Lake, IN, by 
Pastor John Teevan, 
pastor of the Winona 
Lake Grace Brethren 
Church, Winona Lake, 
IN. 

Stern: Heidi Jeffries and 
Bradley Stern were 
united in marriage on 
December 15, 1990, at 
the Grace Brethren 
Church, Martinsburg, 
PA. William Snell per- 
formed the ceremony. 

Will: Amy Detwiler and 
Matt Will were married 
on December 28, 1990, 
at the Grace Brethren 
Church, Martinsburg, 
PA. William Snell per- 
formed the ceremony. 

Deaths 

Hammers, Tom, 87, March 
27, 1991. He was a 
faithful member of the 
Winona Lake Grace 
Brethren Church, 
Winona Lake, IN, where 
he served as visitation 
pastor from 1975-1983. 
He was a member of 
the Missionary Herald 



Board of Trustees for 
approximately thirty 
years, and served in a 
number of pastorates in 
the Fellowship of Grace 
Brethren Churches. 
John Teevan, pastor. 

Houser, Emily, 73. She 
was a member of the 
Grace Brethren Church, 
of Hagerstown, MD. 
Pastors Ray Davis and 
Robert Dell officiated at 
the memorial service. 

Sell, Paul, 66, November 
6, 1990. He was a 
faithful member of the 
Winona Lake Grace 
Brethren Church, 
Winona Lake, IN. John 
Teevan, pastor. 

Sutphin, Kenneth, 

February 14, 1991. He 
had a perfect atten- 
dance record of 23 
years at the Fairlawn 
Grace Brethren Church, 
Radford, VA. Lester 
Kennedy, pastor. 

Sutphin, Viola, March 19, 
1991. She was a faithful 
member of the Fairlawn 
Grace Brethren Church, 
Radford, VA. Lester 
Kennedy, pastor. 



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EDITORIAL 



Certain cultures place a lot 
of emphasis on names. It is 
important to select a proper 
name for a child, not because 
it sounds good, but because 
it has meaning. The family 
name is also important be- 
cause it denotes a special 
relationship and the lineage 
must carry it to future 
generations. 

In a business publication I 
read last year, it was recount- 
ing the great financial woes 
of the savings and loan crisis. 
This financial disaster is 
probably the greatest one in 
American history. No one 
can guess the final cost in 
money lost plus all of the 
interest on the funds borrow- 
ed to help pay the bills. A 
name kept recurring as one 
of the persons involved in the 
fiasco . . . would you believe 
his name was Mr. Fail? 

It seemed to me he was 
carrying out the family name 
and giving it new signifi- 
cance. At least, one should 
not be surprised when it was 
discovered he was involved in 
the failure of one of the large 
savings and loans, plus a 
number of insurance com- 
panies. In fact, I had a great 
deal of fun with the name in 
several presentations on the 
financial problems of our 
time. 

The fun and humor came 
to an end just a couple of 
months ago when I sought to 
cash in a maturing policy 
with Mutual Security In- 
surance Company. I had 
bought it back in my Grace 
Seminary days and faithful- 
ly paid on it for 41 years. Now 



it was time to take out the 
funds. But I soon discovered 
Mr. Fail had been there before 
me and had picked up all of 
the cash. There were no 
funds left and the good old 
Brotherhood Mutual policy 
(reborn Mutual Security) . . . 
was not being very brother- 
ly nor were they very secure. 
I am waiting in line with 
thousands of others to see 
the outcome. 

There are a lot of cracks in 
the walls of some otherwise 
dependable institutions 
these days. What I thought 
was secure was just a facade 
and nothing was behind the 
external walls. There are a lot 
of applications to the princi- 
ple in the area of finance and 
there are principles that 
carry into the Christian life. 
It is not always what we see 
on the external that is 
real — the thought probably 
comes to your mind that 
man looks on the external, 
but it is God who looks on 
the heart. 

So it just may be that 41 
years of payments into the in- 
surance fund will result in a 
big disappointment. But I 
know one thing that is 
certain — Mr. Fail sure had the 
right name for the event. 

Since we have taken on a 
new name, the name "Chris- 
tian", it is important that we 
not disgrace the name in any 
way. Just as Mr. Fail proved 
to be just what his name 
implied, it is necessary that 
Miss, Mr. and Mrs. Christian 
live up to their name. No 
facade or empty internals but 
reality on the inside to match 
the name on the outside. 




What's 

In 

A 

Name? 

Plenty! 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



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Volume 53 No. 6 



June 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

What's in a 

Name? 
Plenty! 

Charles W. Turner 
6 WMC 

Letters of Thanks 



8 Foreign Missions 

Looking at Our 
World 



11 Grace Schools 14 Grace Schools 

Rick Gorrell The Heart of 

Earns Community a Teacher: 
Service Award Dr. Homer A. Kent Jr. 

Jenifer Wilcoxson 



12 Home Missions 

Conquering the 
Last Frontier 

Larry Chamberlain 



16 BEM 

"Dulces" in 
Guatemala 
and Mexico 

Angle Ellis 

18 Fellowship News 



Herald Magazine Policy 

As enacted August 1, 1986 

After considerable discussion on the Brethren Missionary Herald Board a new emphasis of 
direction for our magazine was established by the following motion. 

1. It is the purpose of the BMH magazine to communicate to the members of the Fellowship 
of Grace Brethren Churches the news of its ministries and the current state of the church. 

2. This shall be accomplished through news reporting editorials, articles and advertisements 
from the FGBC boards and interviews of persons best qualified to present information of 
general concern. 

3. The content of the BMH magazine is determined by the Executive Editor under guidelines 
established by the BMH Board of Trustees. It is not the organ of any single interest, but seeks 
to serve the general interests of the entire FGBC in pursuing its Scriptural goals. 

Seconded and passed by unanimous vote of the Board. 



Publisher Charles W. Turner 
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Department Editors: 
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MaryBeth Kaylor 
Foreign Missions 

Tom Julien 

Wendell Kent 
Grace Schools 

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Joel Curry 
Home Missions 

Larry N. Chamberlain 

Jim Folsom 
Women's Missionary Council 

Viki Rife 
Cover Photo: 

Charles Turner 

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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Letters of Thanks to WMC 



Dear WMC Ladies. 

involvement in our HveV™ %**** &nd S P iri ^ 
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^e saints, and prlyoTZT h ^f PetiUon *<" all 
m ay be given to m in thTot ' that Utterance 
make known with boldness ST^ ° f my m ° Uth ' to 
gospel" (Eph. 6:18-19) mySter - v of the 

Love. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



Looking At Our World 



by Tom Julien 



Facing my desk is a map of the world. On it are 
slightly over 200 irregular shapes of varying shapes 
and color, each representing a country. 

My map however, does not show me the world as 
it really is. It merely shows me boundary lines. 
Within those lines live billions of people caught in 
the struggle between light and darkness. From these 
God is calling out a people for His name — a people 
He chooses to call the Bride of His eternal Son. 

Further, my map does not reveal the outwork- 
ing of God's plan or the great challenges faced by 
those who seek to be a part of it. I look at it, 
however, and let my thoughts focus on those parts 
of the world that I have learned to know. Many 
needs cry out for the intercession of those who 
know how to pray. 

The Challenge of Africa: 

A Church In Transition 

In 1921, pioneer missionary James Gribble 
began to evangelize the heart of Africa. Today, the 
Central African Republic, the name later given to 
the area where he worked, is considered one of the 
world's most evangelized countries. 

Because of this, some are saying that mission- 
aries are no longer needed in the Central African 
Republic. To say this would be like saying that 
parents are only needed to bring children into the 
world. After they are born they should be left to 
fend for themselves. 

The churches of Africa are like children. They 
are well into their adolescent years, but 
adolescence is the most dangerous and challeng- 
ing period of life. The church in Africa is in transi- 
tion from the leadership of older, less-educated 
pastors, to a new generation of younger men. 

Never has the need been greater for missionaries 
who can work side by side with Africans, training 
them, helping them make this transition, warning 
them of potential dangers from without, helping 
supply the churches with biblical literature, aiding 
the churches to greater maturity in structure and 
practice. Because of retirements and sickness and 
resignations, we have seen our missionary team 
reduced to a skeletal staff. The fate of the church 
of tomorrow is in the hands of young men who are 
being trained today. They need the counsel and god- 
ly example of missionary elders who will treat them 
as equals and show them a model of Christian 
maturity, both in their teaching and their lives. 




Baptism at the Chateau of St. Albain. 

The Challenge of Western Europe: 

Prayer For Spiritual Awakening 

In the last twenty years, many missionaries have 
gone to Europe. In fact, nearly half of the mis- 
sionaries who are in active service in Grace 
Brethren Foreign Missions are assigned to that 
continent. This is a great contrast to the days when 
few people thought of Europe of being a mission 
field. It is also an indication to some of us that God 
is putting in place a network of people in prepara- 
tion for a spiritual awakening on that continent. 

Though there are signs of change, the popula- 
tion of most of Western Europe is still indifferent 
to the claims of Jesus Christ. Churches have 
emptied and secularism has triumphed. Yet, 
Western Europe is destined to play the leading role 
on the world's stage in the end times. 

Several years ago, the team at the Chateau de 
St. Albain, produced a brochure entitled "A Plea 
for Help from Christians in France to their 
Brothers throughout the World." It was a plea for 
prayer. Nearly 100,000 of these brochures were 
distributed in many countries. News came back of 
groups of Christians praying throughout the world 
for a spiritual awakening in Europe. Many Chris- 
tians in Grace Brethren Churches were a part of 
this movement of prayer. The time has come to 
renew this commitment to intercession for Europe 
and for open doors in the countries where our 
missionaries are laboring. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



The Challenge of Eastern Europe: 

Unprecedented Opportunity 

All of us watched in wonder as the communist 
regimes fell one by one in Eastern Europe. The 
resulting vacuum revealed a spiritual hunger in 
some countries which is almost unprecedented. 
Evangelists and Christian workers who visited 
Romania after the fall of the government reported 
that they had never experienced the kind of 
responsiveness that they found there. 

Everyone realizes that this period of spiritual 
responsiveness is limited, and that the inroads of 
western materialism will soon take its toll. Even 
though denominational missions lack the mobili- 
ty that other movements have, Grace Brethren 
Foreign Missions has set its sights on Eastern 
Europe and desires to share in the harvest there. 
Two fact-finding trips have been made by mis- 
sionaries and board members into Eastern Europe. 
This summer two TIME teams will journey into 
Eastern Europe to seek to meet spiritual needs 
there. At this time, the Lord seems to be indicating 
that Prague, Czechoslovakia, will be the first target 
city for a church-planting team. Several couples 
have already begun the application process in 
hope of being commissioned for this ministry. 

The Challenge of Latin America: 

A New Generation of Missionaries 

Argentina is the oldest mission field in Grace 
Brethren Foreign Missions. In the early 1950s, mis- 
sionaries also went to Brazil and Mexico. In each 
of these countries, churches have been planted 
that have joined together to form national fellow- 
ships. In some Latin America countries the pop- 
ulation is more open to the gospel than ever before. 

One of the greatest challenges of Latin America 
is to recruit new teams of missionaries to pioneer 
an aggressive new chapter of church-planting. 




Many of those who went to evangelize in Latin 
America are now retired. Others will retire in the 
next few years. New teams are coming together in 
Buenos Aires, South Brazil and Mexico City. Mis- 
sionaries are needed to work along side the 
national pastors in the border ministry of Mexico, 
in North Brazil and in the northern churches of 
Argentina. In addition, churches have been started 
in Uruguay and Guatemala. These churches need 
fraternal contact through regular visits of 
missionaries. 

Though we have many Spanish speaking peo- 
ple in our churches, few have responded to the call 
of Latin America. 




Believers in Mexico. 



Street scene in Japan. 

The Challenge of the Orient 

Church-Planting In Urban Areas 

Our missionaries in the Orient labor in huge 
urban areas: Metro Manila, Tokyo, and Osaka. One 
of the annoying questions in church-planting in 
urban areas relates to church buildings. In Japan 
converts come very slowly and the churches are 
small in number. Though the Japanese give 
generously, they can never hope to amass the 
small fortunes necessary to purchase property at 
today's astronomical prices. The response to the 
gospel in Metro Manila is far greater, but most of 
the new Christians are poor. Even when they give 
generously their offerings are a mere pittance 
when compared to the price of land and buildings, 
either in purchase or rent. 

In countries where land is cheap and the peo- 
ple can construct their own building, church 
growth has often been rapid. The huge urban 
areas of the Orient present a different picture, 
however. How to respond to this need remains one 
of the unanswered questions of the missionaries 
serving in the cities. Our missionaries need 
guidance as they attempt to find answers. 



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Rick Gorrell Earns 
Community Service Award 




Rick Gorrell 

Rick Gorrell, a junior math major at Grace 
College from Berne. Indiana, recently earned an 
award for outstanding public service from the 
Indiana Conference Compact, an organization 
promoting public service opportunitites for 
college students. Rick and students from 26 
other Indiana colleges and universities were 
honored at a luncheon at the Radisson Plaza in 
Indianapolis. Dr. John J. Davis introduced Rick 
at the luncheon. 

Rick says, "Members from the Compact came 
to campus and asked students and faculty. 'Who 
at Grace is most actively involved in community 
service?' I guess my name came up most often." 

During his three years at Grace College, Rick 
has been active in the Lighthouse ministry as 
a "big brother" to a community child. He served 
as Co-chairman of "Heart of the Holidays" this 
year, and annual Christmas community out- 
reach service. He also has served as committee 
chairman for the "Fall Classic," a campus 
improvement service: the "Halloween Alter- 
native." an outreach to community children: and 



for the "Heart of the Holidays" in 1989. 

Dr. Louis C. Gatto, Compact director, says 
those students selected best exemplify the word 
of Charles W. Eliot inscribed on the gates of 
Harvard University: "Enter to grow in wisdom. 
Depart to better serve thy country and 
mankind." 



Grace College Receives 
lempleton Foundation Award 

Grace College is one of 49 schools receiving 
honorable mention for The John Templeton 
Foundation Honor Roll for Character Building 
Colleges in 1991. 

The Honor Roll, sponsored by John Marks 
Templeton and the John Templeton Foundation, 
is an annual listing of schools which "best 
exemplify campuses that encourage the develop- 
ment of strong moral chracter among students." 

The listing is compiled by polling college and 
university Presidents and Directors of Develop- 
ment of four year, accredited institutions of 
higher education across the country. 

Dr. Frank Tillapaugh spoke 
at College and 
Seminary Baccalaureate 

Dr. Frank Tillapaugh of Denver. Colorado 
spoke at the Grace College and Theological 
Seminary Baccalaureate Exercise on May 17 in 
the Rodeheaver Auditorium. Winona Lake, 
Indiana. The college graduated 152 students, 
with 80 graduate students receiving seminary 
degrees. 

Dr. Tillapaugh is the author of several well- 
known books on Christian ministry and 
evangelism. Unleashing the Church, 
Unleashing Your Potential and Mastering 
Outreach and Evangelism.. He also has had 
numerous articles published in leading Chris- 
tian magazines. 

GRACE 

COLLEGE & SEMINARY 



HERALD/ June 15, 1991 



11 



HOME MISSIONS 



Conquering the Last Frontier 

by Larry JV. Chamberlain 



Alaska. "The last frontier." "The great land." 
"Where men are men and women win the 
Iditerod." "Where people don't tan in the 
summertime, they thaw." 

This beautiful state boasts a land area greater 
than one-fifth of the remainder of the United 
States and a coastline of 37,000 miles, more 
than the entire coastline of the "lower 48." 

When superimposed on a map of the 
continental U.S., Alaska stretches from Canada 
to Mexico. There are as many air miles 
separating Seattle from Chicago as there are 
separating Seattle from Anchorage. 




Alaska's natural, majestic beauty is absolutely 
breathtaking! 

So much of Alaska is yet inaccessible by 
automobile that every 20th person is a registered 
pilot. Kids learn to fly before they learn to drive. 

The Alaskan range has so many peaks, most 
are yet unnamed. Mt. McKinley, (Denali, "the 
great one") dwarfs every other peak in America 
at 20,320 feet. 

Alaska's natural, majestic beauty is absolutely 
breathtaking! While visiting this 49th state in 
April with Jim Johnson, director of GBIF, we 
were impressed by the power of God in His crea- 
tion. We were equally impressed by His power 
in the formation of His Church. 




1. Anchorage < 

2. Anchorage Grace Community Church 

3. Eagle River Grace Brethren Church 

4. Kachemak Bay Grace Brethren Church (Homer) 

5. Kenai Grace Brethren Church 

6. North Pole Grace Brethren Church 

7. Peninsula Grace Brethren Church (Soldotna) 



When superimposed on a map of the continental 
U.S., Alaska stretches from Canada to Mexico. 

When Grace Brethren Home Missions 
pioneered the first Grace Brethren Church in 
Kenai, it was August of 1969. Their first Bible 
study was set for October 2 and fifteen people 
had indicated an interest. No one came. But 
through continued diligence and prayer, by the 
end of 1970 they had a congregation number- 
ing twenty-one and a membership of thirteen, 
including the pastor, Herman Hein. his wife, and 
their youngest son. Today, there are eight Grace 





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HOME MISSIONS 







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The Alaskan pipeline. 

Brethren Churches in Alaska, with Sunday 
morning attendances of 1,870! Very few other 
states in America, if any, have witnessed that 
incredible rate of church growth. 

As Jim and I visited with all eight churches, 
we discovered a warmth and excitement that 
offered evidence of why God has blessed His 
work there so abundantly. Alaskans have a 
rugged determination to make things happen, 
to survive in a land where temperatures can dip 
to 50 degrees below zero or more, to prosper in 
an economy which is extremely volatile and 
unpredictable, to endure winter nights lasting 
20 hours or more. In order to overcome these 
many hardships and challenges, relationships 
become invaluable. Some Alaskans have found 
that the Grace Brethren Church is a place where 
they can build a strengthening relationship with 
fellow believers, as well as with the Lord. 

Our Grace Brethren Churches in Alaska are 
committed to a Bible-teaching ministry with 
expository, verse-by-verse, preaching a common 
practice on Sunday morning. (I was privileged 
to listen to Larry Smithwick's sermon from John 
21, one in a series from the Gospel which he has 
been preaching from for the past year.) Small 
group Bible studies and support groups are a 
common occurrence as evidenced by the dozens 
of announcements for such events in the weekly 
bulletins. 

The average age in Alaska is 29.4, with many 
young families and lots of kids ... as evidenced 
by very aggressive children's and young people's 
ministries in the churches. 

We were sadly reminded, though, that the 
expanse of the Alaskan landscape is not nearly 
so great as the expanse of the spiritual needs of 
its people. Spawned by the harshness of the 
environment, Alaskans suffer from rampant 



depression, alcoholism, occultism (including the 
most concentrated following of New Age any- 
where fh the U.S.), family break-ups, child abuse, 
drug usage (marijuana was only recently de- 
clared illegal in the state, and immorality (a 
"tradition," going back to the days of the gold 
rush). 

Our Alaskan Grace Brethren congregations 
are working hard to meet the spiritual needs of 
the people there through the declaration of the 
truths of God's Word, through the demonstra- 
tion of genuine love and compassion, and 
through effective evangelism, all focused in the 
biblical context of the local church. 

Grace Brethren Home Missions is pleased to 
have played a strategic, supportive role in the 
reaching of hundreds of Alaskans with the Good 
News of Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the 
courageous, pioneering spirit of our early 
church-planters who looked beyond the frontier 
struggles and envisioned congregations of peo- 
ple who would enjoy a relationship with God and 
each other amid the harsh realities of life. 

While we pray for the continued growth of the 
Brethren up North, let us, also, pray for a similar 
spirit of fortitude and aggressive evangelism in 
our church-planting efforts all across the United 
States. 




I'd like to tell you we trekked for miles overland, 
sneaked up close, and got this shot. In reality, we 
stopped the car and rolled down the window. 




Larry Chamberlain is Executive 
Director of the Grace Brethren 
Home Missions Council. 



HERALD/ June 15, 1991 



13 



GRACE SCHOOLS 



The Heart of a Teacher: Dr. Homer A. Kent Jr. 



"1 suppose there are few people in the 
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches for whom 
I have more respect than Dr. Homer Kent Jr. He 
is a man of deep conviction not afraid to express 
truth with courage, but even in times of testing 
he has reacted as a true Christian gentleman." 
—Rev. Tom Julien, Executive Director 
Grace Brethren Foreign Missions. 




Dr. Homer A. Kent, Jr. 

Dr. Homer A. Kent Jr. retired from his position as 
Professor of New Testament and Greek at Grace 
Theological Seminary in May. That marked the end 
of 40 years of teaching and administrative duties for 
Grace College and Seminary. Students who studied 
under him are in 49 states and 45 countries around 
the world. His faithful service to God at Grace 
Schools within the Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
Churches has touched countless lives. 

Homer Kent was born in Washington D.C. on 
August 13, 1926; the eldest of two sons born to 
Homer and Alice (Wogaman) Kent. His father was 
pastor of the First Brethren Church of Washington, 
D.C. Both home and church were but a few blocks 
from the nation's capitol buildings. 

Homer and his younger brother Wendell grew up 
with the blessings of a Christian home and a 
growing church family. The Kents traveled fre- 
quently across the continental United States. "We 
always went by car and took a different route each 
trip, seeing national parks and historic sites 
whenever possible," he remembers. "We actually 
saw the things that other boys only read about in 
geography or history books. Those are some of my 
best memories." 

1940 brought great changes to the Kent family. 
Homer Kent Sr. accepted the offer to be a professor 
of church history at the young Grace Theological 
Seminary recently established and newly located 
in Winona Lake, Indiana. They left the excitement 
of the nation's capital and a large church with 
many friends for the unknowns of a fledgling 



by Jenifer Wilcoxson 

school located in a small mid-western town. 

In those days the seminary was small and the 
students and faculty were a very close knit group. 
Since there was not a Brethren church in Winona 
Lake, all the Brethren in the community attended 
seminary activities. The Kent home was near the 
campus and many students went there to relax 
and have fun. 

Homer attended his first three years of high 
school at Warsaw High then transferred to Bob 
Jones Academy for his senior year. The draft for 
World War II was in effect and he wanted the 
chance for at least one year in a Christian school 
environment before being called to serve. 

A profession of faith in Christ in 1934 and years 
of study and contemplation had led Homer to 
decide, by high school graduation, that he would 
follow in his Dad's footsteps and be a preacher. He 
was able to graduate from Bob Jones College in 
1947 due to a ministerial draft deferment with a 
Bachelor's degree in Religion. Then, it was back 
to Winona Lake and Grace Theological Seminary 
for further training. 

While a student in the seminary, Homer was 
asked to teach English Composition in the grow- 
ing Grace Collegiate Division. He remembers 
enjoying the teaching and the feeling of achieve- 
ment that came as students responded and did 
well. By 1950 he finished his senior year and was 
awarded a Bachelor of Divinity. 

Described by students as a "clear explainer," 

Kent was often told by those around him— 

"You are a gifted teacher." 

"All my classmates were getting ready to go out 
and take pastorates but I was still a bachelor and 
churches weren't pounding on my door to hire a 
single man right out of seminary," he says. "I 
wasn't sure that I was totally ready either, so I 
stayed in seminary, studying for a Master of 
Theology degree and continuing to teach— this 
time first and second year Greek." 

Over time, one question repeatedly surfaced: 
"What about teaching?" 

"I tried to be objective, which isn't always easy," 
he explains, "but I felt that I did well at teaching. 
I had a real satisfaction that accomplishment was 
occurring." Described by students as a "clear 
explainer," Kent was often told by those around 
him— "You are a gifted teacher." 

But those were the days when "full time 
Christian service" meant one of two things— 



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GRACE SCHOOLS 



pastor or missionary. How could a man who had 
dedicated his life to service and spent years of 
education pursuing the pastorate balance his 
desire to be faithful with his apparent giftedness 
in teaching? 

"As I studied church history I looked carefully 
at the life of Martin Luther, a major influence for 
modern Christianity. Luther was not a pastor but 
instead an educator, a university lecturer — a 
teacher. I came to understand that teaching really 
can be the Lord's full-time work," he explains. 

His knowledge of the subject 

and heart of a teacher 

combine to create books designed to instruct 

and make clear 

the passages being considered. 

And teach he did. The seminary continued to 
grow and President McClain asked Kent to take a 
full-time teaching position in the New Testament 
department. "I was a green-as-grass teacher when 
they hired me for the fall of 1951 — and I'm still 
here 40 years later," he says with a smile. 

In August. 1953 Kent married Beverly Page. 
Making their home in Winona Lake they have 
three children — Rebecca, Kathy, and Dan. Beverly 
taught voice at Grace College for 25 years. 

Along with teaching, Kent studied for a Doctor 
of Theology degree from Grace Seminary His 
dissertation on the authorship problems and 
message of I Timothy was presented in 1956 and 
an expanded version including II Timothy and 
Titus "The Pastoral Epistles" was published by 
Moody Press in 1958. 

This was the beginning of Kent's teaching being 
available in printed form. His books and commen- 
tary contributions are remarkable for his careful 
handling of the scriptures and well crafted presen- 
tation. His knowledge of the subject and heart of a 
teacher combine to create books designed to instruct 
and make clear the passages being considered. 

Dr. Kent's work at Grace expanded when in 1962 
he was appointed Dean of the Seminary. He main- 
tained a reduced teaching load during that time 
and assumed more administrative duties. 

1976 brought with it another time of questions 
and changes. The teacher who was thoroughly 
enjoying his work was asked to consider a different 
office — the President of Grace Schools. "I love to 
study the Scriptures and teach — to watch students 
progress in their understanding. I didn't want to 
lose that. I told them no," he relates. 

But they asked again. This time the offer included 
the opportunity to continue teaching and share the 
administrative duties with John Davis who would 
fill the office of Executive Vice President. 



In a spirit of willingness to serve where he was 
needed and grow as God presented opportunities. 
Dr. Kent became the third President of Grace 
Theological Seminary and College in 1976. 

For ten years Dr. Kent had as his goal a school 
where students could daily be challenged to 
spiritual growth; where godly lifestyles would be 
nurtured and encouraged. During that decade 
there were many achievements: highest enroll- 
ment totals for both college and seminary; com- 
pletions and remodeling of buildings; expanded 
library; accreditation for the Seminary; and 
growth of endowment funds. 

In May, 1985, Dr. Kent announced his intention 
to relinquish his position as President to go into 
effect at the end of the 1986 contract. He would 
focus on teaching again. 

Back in the same office in McClain Hall that he 
occupied in his early teaching days, he resumed 
a full class load. Along with teaching at the 
seminary he also worked with the Institute of Holy 
Land Studies in Jerusalem leading educational 
trips. He taught as a guest lecturer at the Grace 
extensions in California, France, and Africa, at The 
Master's Seminary in California, and at Capital 
Seminary in Washington DC. 

And now, five years later, change comes again. 
"I plan to continue teaching part-time at Grace 
Seminary. I will stay on as long as the school has 
need for me. There are many things I can do, I have 
some ideas for further books and am considering 
short-term teaching opportunities. 

"We will really enjoy the change of pace. I may 
slow down — but don't look for me rocking on the 
porch." 



Books and Commentary Inclusions by 
Dr. Homer Kent Jr.: 

Pastoral Epistles (1958) 

Comments on the Gospel of Matthew-Wycliffe 

Bible Commentary (1962) 
Ephesians, Glory of the Church (1971) 
Epistle to Hebrews (1971) 
Jerusalem to Rome, Acts (1972) 
Light in Darkness, John (1974) 
Freedom of God's Sons, Galatians (1976) 
Treasures of Wisdom, Colossians and Philemon 

(1978) 
Comments on Philippians — The Expositor's 

Bible Commentary (1978) 
Studies in the Gospel of Mark (1981) 
Heart Opened Wide, 2 Corinthians (1982) 
Faith That Works, James (1986) 



1ERALD/ June 15, 1991 



15 



BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



"Dulces" in 
GUATEMALA and MEXICO 



by Angie Ellis 



BEM Personnel, Ron and 
Thelma Thompson, Phil 
Guerena, Tony DeRosa, Angie 
Ellis, and others teamed together 
on a ministry tour February 25 
through March 7, 1991 to 
Guatemala and Mexico. Joining 
BEM were Pat Saunier of 
Roanoke, VA; Ann Bracker of 
Pico Rivera, CA; Pastor Francisco 
Bravo ("Pancho") of San Luis, 
Mexico; and Rev. Jack Churchill 
of San Diego, CA who is the 
Brethren Field Superintendent 
for Mexico. God's hand was at 
work during the trip: miracles 
were witnessed, a great time of 
Christian fellowship was en- 
joyed, and above all a lasting 
burden to reach the lost souls of 
these countries was impressed 
upon all of our minds and hearts. 

Going through customs at the 
Guatemalan airport will be a lasting memory to 
us all. We were a little nervous and anticipated 
some conflict since we had about thirty-six bags, 
carrying a variety of Children In Action Band 
T-Shirts, musical instruments, and craft supplies 
for the children, as well as forty pounds of medical 
supplies such as syringes, antibiotics, and pain 
relievers for a medical mission. They were only in- 
terested in a couple of boxes that proved not to be 
important. Suddenly we found ourselves outside 
the airport — luggage untouched! This miracle 
was confirmed three days later when all of Roger 
Peugh's luggage was thoroughly searched as he 
came through to join us. 

Guatemala City is typical of Latin America. The 
buses are so crowded that people literally hang out 
the windows on the bumpers to get a ride. During 
the dry season, most of the homes only have water 
one hour in the morning and two hours in the 
afternoon, which is not the same time each day. 
The dirty streets are sadly filled with small 
homeless children whose eyes show they have a 
deep longing to be loved. This became a reality to 
us as we watched a little girl about four years old 
sneak into the Burger King where we were eating 
supper and begin to pile scraps of food together 
off of a table as her brothers stood outside watch- 




THE TEAM. L-R Back: Tony DeRosa, Angie Ellis, Phil Guerena, Ron 
Thompson, Ann Bracker, Jack Churchill. Front: Pat Saunier, Thelma 
Thompson, Francisco Bravo) 

ing and crying through the glass doors. Our hearts 
melted. We felt compelled to reach out in some 
way. We bought each one a "hamburguesa" 
(hamburger) and as we put it into their small, dirty 
hands we said gently "Dios te ama" (God loves 
you.") 

Santo Domingo Xenocoj is a small primitive 
Indian village, an unexpected change to the fast 
pace life of the capital city. With a population of 
5,200 people, only 2 percent are born-again 
believers. The two nurses in the tiny medical mis- 
sion were overjoyed to receive all the medical sup- 
plies and even a slide projector that Pat had 
brought for them. The Mayor and other officials 
joined our presentation and prayer of dedication. 
Of all the supplies, they were most excited about 
receiving scissors. The Health Post had none! Pat 
reminded us of how many are thrown away daily 
back home as well as other supplies that just sit 
on shelves and expire without ever being used. We 
were thrilled to have a small part in sharing God's 
love with such needy people. 

God worked through and in our lives again in a 
little town about four hours away from the capital 
city in well known Chichicastenango. We were all 
looking forward to finally getting the chance to do 
some shopping in this large market area when the 



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BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 




Giving the medical supplies at Santo Domingo Xenocoj. 

Lord began to use us to spread His Word to some 
of the people. Tomas was one of the children who 
tagged along with us, acting as our guide through 
the shopping spree. When time came to check into 
the hotel and say goodbye to Tomas, the Holy Spirit 
was at work. Angie and Pat had already been 
witnessing to him when Pancho took over on the 
steps of the hotel. While he spoke to Tomas about 
the Lord, Pat and Angie prayed, a small crowd of 
about twenty gathered, and suddenly from the 
crowd an arm stretched out to Pancho holding a 
Spanish Bible for him to use. What a miracle! In 
a small town where approximately 80 percent of 
the people are illiterate, where did this Bible come 
from? Pancho led in prayer and the crowd began 
to disperse. Afternoon prayer time with the team 
that day was filled with tears of rejoicing that seeds 
had been planted and souls may have been won 
to the Lord. 

The First Love Renewal and CIA Band Seminar 
resulted in a surprise to all of us. The Lord had His 
hand in each one of our lives in different ways. Four 
area churches combined in this renewal effort, 
hosted by Pastor Rodrigo Argueta, one of our Grace 
Brethren pastors. The first night of the seminar 
seemed to be frustrating, confusing , and some- 
what disappointing. Thelma got sick with food 
poisoning and spent the entire opening night in 
the bus. By the next morning Ron, Angie. and 
Tony - all of the English speaking teachers - were 
also sick in bed. This forced others to fill positions 
that otherwise would never have been thought of. 
Phil Guerena conducted all of the adult sessions 
with Pancho, Jack, Pastor Rodrigo, and others 
helping with the music. Tim Carey, a Wycliffe Bible 
Translator and son of Art Carey (one of our retired 
Brethren missionaries to Africa), taught the 
children, aided by Pat and Ann. Those of us in bed 
sick felt helpless in trying to understand the Lord's 
purpose. So we prayed. God blessed all of our 
efforts. Pastor Rodrigo said that this seminar was 
what his church had needed for years. The Pastor's 
son used the witness bracelet he made in the CIA 
Band to lead his friend of 5 years to the Lord as 
a result of the seminar, telling his mom that he 



wants to be a pastor like his dad when he grows 
up. Gloria a Dios!! - Praise the Lord!! 

Mexico City, the largest city in the world with 
a population of approximately 24 million people, 
is rich with culture: children constantly tap your 
legs, begging for food and money, buildings 
damaged in the '85 earthquake are left standing 
in rubble because of lack of money to reconstruct, 
and the Metro (subway) is filled with crowds of 
people rushing to get somewhere fast. Our tour 
was filled with visiting historical and well-known 
landmarks as well as fellowshipping with our 
Grace Brethren Pastor. Mariano Azcarate and his 
family, and our missionaries Bess Farrell, Brenda 




The ladies' Bible Study group in Mexico City. 

Welling, and Martin and Kristy Guerena. One of 
the highlights was spending Wednesday morning 
with a ladies' Bible Study group in our Grace 
Brethren Church. These ladies combined their 
hard efforts into a fantastic brunch for everyone, 
then we took part in their Bible study as Ron 
Thompson brought a devotional, Pancho and Jack 
sang, and the ladies gave testimonies and sang for 
us. A brief tour through the small church helped 
to plant a visual picture in our minds of how our 
missionaries are ministering and of the many 
needs they have. 

Words can never describe the many faces we 
looked into who longed to know the real love, peace 
and joy of life. How grateful we are that we were 
allowed to have a small part in sharing God's love. 
Our hearts will always whisper a special prayer for 
each child who tugged at our emotions as we 
hugged and handed them a "dulce" or tract, hop- 
ing the seeds planted will someday be harvested 
into souls coming to know God the Father as Lord 
and Savior. Please join with us in prayer for the 
needy people of these two countries and those 
faithfully serving the Lord there. Our prayer is to 
someday see the Guatemalan flag flying at 
Brethren National Conference as a new mission 
point for our Fellowship. Praise the Lord for His 
sovereignty and promise that "he who began a 
good work . . . will carry it on to completion. . . ." 

Angie Ellis serves on the staff of BEM as computer 
operator and director of the CIA Band. 



[ERALD/ June 15, 1991 



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JVEWS UPDATE 



Correspondence for the Shade 
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Shade Dr., Windber, PA 15963. 

Jeff Carroll has resigned from his 
ministry at the Maumee Valley 
G.B.C. in Toledo, OH, to begin a new 
church in Powell, OH. 

Scott Miles has been called as 
the pastor of the Community G.B.C, 
Warsaw, IN. 

Larry Humberd, former youth 
pastor of the G.B.C. of Hagerstown, 
MD, has resigned and will complete 
his ministry there in early summer. 

The Grace Brethren Church of 

Yakima, WA, plans a mortgage- 
burning service and parsonage 
dedication on Sunday, June 23, 
1991, at 2 p.m. Former pastors who 
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EDITORIAL 



Oh, for the good old days 
when air was free and 
breathing was easy. That may 
well be the cry of the aging or 
should I say "the call of the 
maturing!" For a long time the 
corner service station would 
provide the equipment, the air 
tire gauge and the air was free. 
Not so any longer. Now the 
land and the gas pump is pro- 
vided and you do the work. 
Someone else collects the 
money. You clean your own 
windows, check your oil, even 
put your credit card in the slot 
and look-no service. It's hard to 
accept having to pay to put air 
in your tires. Thus the name 
Service Station is no longer 
valid. 

Not only is free air gone at 
the gas station, free clean air is 
also no longer available in city 
parks. In Mexico city where 
pollution has reached extreme 
levels, you can purchase fresh 
air. This is the way it works: 
there is a booth and for several 
dollars or pesos, you get a 
minute or two of fresh air and 
oxygen. I am told that the air 
offered by nature and polluted 
by humanity makes this not a 
luxury, but a necessity. In fact, 
some Japanese companies in- 
sist that their key employees in 
Mexico spend several months 
a year outside of Mexico City. 
This is for their personal 
health. Can the idea be a 
possibility one of these days in 
Southern California? 

The disappearance of free air 
has seemingly brought on a 
change in our day. Salvation is 
still a free gift, but there is a 
cost in maintaining the new life 
in Christ. It takes time and 
effort and dedication not to pay 
for Salvation but to do it the 
way God wants it done. 

Many people have lived with 
the assumption that everything 



is free and you do not have to 
really pay. It was called credit. 
"Borrow now and worry about it 
tomorrow" became the philoso- 
phy of this past decade. When 
the time came to pay, the money 
supply came up short. Religious 
news is filled with financial prob- 
lems among Christian institu- 
tions. Many of them are cutting 
staff and programs. They have 
lived on borrowed money and 
borrowed time. The next few 
years will reveal many sad tales 
of woe and disappointment. 

There may be some free 
lunches but you generally get 
them only when someone is try- 
ing to sell you something. You 
had better check the product 
carefully before you make the 
purchase. There are very few 
really free lunches. Savings and 
loans, banks and now insurance 
companies in the secular realm 
are going under at a rate not 
seen since the depression days. 
It behooves us as believers to pay 
special attention to our obli- 
gations or we could become the 
victims of the same problems. 
The signs are clearly in 
evidence and concern is grow- 
ing. Much wisdom is needed 
and we should all follow the 
directions of the Bible in con- 
trast to the wisdom of the 
world. Perhaps it is time to 
reread and gain insight from 
the book of Proverbs. 

Gone is the free air at the gas 
station. Rare is the free clean 
air in the city. Gone are the 
days when we can fool 
ourselves into believing that 
plastic and free credit and debt 
will not come home to haunt 
us. For the borrower is the 
slave to the lender and what 
appears to be free will one day 
require some form of 
repayment. 




What 
Happened 
to Free Air? 

Or Free 
Anything?! 



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IERALD/ July 15, 1991 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 




Volume 53 No. 7 



July 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

What Happened 
lb Free Air? 

Or Free 
Anything?! 

Charles W. Turner 

5 National Conference 

One Thing Leads 
to Another 

Jerry Young 

6 BEM 

A Future 
Leader Writes 

Dan Pierce 



7 Fellowship News 

Chuck Colson 
Involves New 
Holland GBC 
with Prison 
Ministry 



8 Fellowship Happenings 

Personal 
Reflections: 
The Baptism/ 
Membership 
Debate 

J. Keith Altig 

10 Home Missions 

Mission America: 
A Strategy for 
Ministry in 
the Nineties 



12 WMC 

Thank You to 
Our WMC 
Friends 



14 Foreign Missions 

There's Hope 
for Buenos 
Aires! 



16 CE National 

Summer 
Ministries 

18 Fellowship News 



Herald Magazine Policy 



As enacted August 1, 1986 

After considerable discussion on the Brethren Missionary Herald Board a new emphasis of 
direction for our magazine was established by the following motion. 

1. It is the purpose of the BMH magazine to communicate to the members of the Fellowship 
of Grace Brethren Churches the news of its ministries and the current state of the church. 

2. This shall be accomplished through news reporting editorials, articles and advertisements 
from the FGBC boards and interviews of persons best qualified to present information of 
general concern. 

3. The content of the BMH magazine is determined by the Executive Editor under guidelines 
established by the BMH Board of Trustees. It is not the organ of any single interest, but seeks 
to serve the general interests of the entire FGBC in pursuing its Scriptural goals. 

Seconded and passed by unanimous vote of the Board. 



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MaryBeth Kaylor 
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Joel Curry 
Home Missions 

Larry N. Chamberlain 

Jim Folsom 
Women's Missionary Council 

Viki Rife 



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HERALD/ July 15, 1991 



NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



One Thing Leads To Another 

by Jerry Young, Conference Moderator 



Several years ago, a hydroelectric dam was to 
be built across a valley in Maine. The people in the 
town were to be relocated and the town itself 
submerged. 

During the time between the initial decision and 
the completion of the dam, the town fell into 
disrepair. When asked about the disappearance of 
well-kept lawns and streets, one resident replied, 
"Where there is no faith in the future, there is no 
work in the present." 

It is the business of Annual Conference to build 
such faith within the Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
Churches. Consider what our representatives 
declared in 1985: 

The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 
will hold conferences for the central purpose 
of inspiring a greater vision in our churches 
for a worldwide gospel witness. To support 
this purpose, delegates will be provided 
opportunities for fellowship, corporate 
worship. Bible teaching and evaluation of 
our national and international ministries. 

The order in which these opportunities appear 
is not without significance. Because one thing 
leads to another, we purposely made fellowship 



a leading component in Conference this year. 

According to Romans 15:7-12, accepting one 
another in the spirit of Christ brings praise to God 
among the nations of the world. One thing leads 
to another. And this acceptance is not a mere 
handshake or hug. It is a bending of one's own 
pride until the needs of others come before your 
own. It is an exertion of effort until the unaccep- 
table become acceptable. 

Others won't like it. of course. When Jesus 
welcomed sinners, his critics were irritated. But 
wonderful things happen when we act like Jesus. 
The Spirit of the Lord fills our souls with joy and 
peace. Steadfast hope overflows to others. They 
watch and decide to follow Jesus, too. One thing 
leads to another. 

Welcome to Annual Conference! I hope you find 
someone unacceptable to you. Only then can the 
Spirit of God prove His presence. 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love. joy. peace, 
patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
gentleness and self-control. Against such 
things there is no law. Those who belong to 
Christ Jesus have crucified their sinful 
nature with its passions and desires." 

- Galatians 5:22-24 (NIV) 



Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Annual Conference Information 



July 25 - August 1 

Location: Grace Brethren Church of Columbus 
8225 Worthington-Galena Rd. 
Westerville, Ohio 



Program Highlights: 

Thu. July 25, 7:00pm - Opening reception for 
everyone. Meet the Seminar speakers and leaders of 
our national organizations. 

Fri. & Sat. July 26-27 - Great CHURCH LEADER- 
SHIP SEMINAR Featuring Dr. Elmer Towns - 
"Reaching the Unchurched America" and Rev. Bill 
Hull - "The Discipling Church" Plus fourteen most 
helpful elective workshops. 

Sat. July 27, 7:00pm - "THE STORY" A concert 
directed by Randy Kettering, featuring a 150 voice 
choir, 50 piece orchestra and other musicians from 
the host church. 

Sun. July 28, 9:00 & 11:00am - Duplicate worship 
services with Pastor Jerry Young's moderator's 
address, "HAVING HOPE". 



Sun. July 28, 7:00pm - Great Missions Focus Rally 
Featured speaker: Eduardo Coria from Buenos Aires, 
Argentina 

Mon. - Thu., July 29 - August 1 

Daily morning group meetings - Missions Focus Bible 
Hours - Women's, Men's and Minister's Meetings - 
Business - Corporation Meetings 

SPECIAL EVENING SERVICES - 7:00pm 

Monday - All Conference Communion Service led by 

our host pastor, Jim Custer. 

Tuesday - Worship & Praise Service Speaker: Dr. 

John Davis. Commissioning service for new 

missionaries. 

Thursday - Great Patriotic Service. Speaker: Colonel 

David P. Peterson, U.S. Army, Chaplain over all 

chaplains in the Desert Shield and Desert Storm 

operations. Finale Concert: "AMERICA" Presented by 

the choir and orchestra of the host church. 



IF YOU NEED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT CONFERENCE PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PASTOR OR CALL OUR 
FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR'S OFFICE - (219) 269-1269 



IBRALD/ July 15, 1991 



BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



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Dan Pierce has completed his first 
year of study at Grace Theological 
Seminary. He is a member of the 
Grace Brethren Church in 
Irasburg, Vermont. 



HERALD/ July 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



Chuck Colson 

Involves New Holland GBC 

with Prison Ministry 



After leaving the White House, Charles W. 
Colson, former special counsel to President 
Richard Nixon, encountered Jesus Christ. 
Seven months in prison for Watergate-related 
offenses changed the new believer's vision. The 
prisoners he'd met behind bars needed to know 
about the transforming power of Jesus Christ. 
God used this new Christian's prison term to 
begin Prison Fellowship Ministries that, since 
1976, has spread the Good News of God's love 
and forgiveness around the world. 

Since 1977, Dr. Roy Roberts, Senior Pastor 
of the Grace Brethren Church, New Holland, 
Pennsylvania, has been involved with Chuck 
and Prison Fellowship. On Easter Sunday, 
March 31, Dr. Roy and Patti Roberts accom- 
panied four families from the New Holland 
Church into the State Correctional Institution- 
Retreat in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania. 



Chuck Colson gave a stirring resurrection 
message in the gymnasium and fully half of 
the prisoners came forward for prayer and 
other decisions. Following the in-prison service, 
the New Holland group joined Chuck Colson 
for lunch. 

The real meaning of Easter, according to 
Colson, "Is why I always spend this most 
meaningful of all holidays in prison. What a 
better place to be? Prisons are places of despair 
and slow death, sapping the life out of people. 
They are indeed the tombs of today's society. 
But they also display the victory of the resur- 
rection most dramatically; one can see the 
reality of the resurrected Christ in once-dead 
lives." 

Truly, the New Holland prison visitors ex- 
perienced this as well. Ministry to the "least 
of these" is life-changing indeed. 




Left to right: Ed & Erma Hershey, Dr. Wolfram & Arlene Andrews, Patti & Roy Roberts, Chuck Colson, Ruth 
Ann & Morris Hursh, and Barbara & Clyde Horst (all members of the GBC, New Holland, PA). 



HERALD/ July 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



Personal Reflections 



/ have been encouraged by many to open up a limited number 
of pages of the Herald magazine to the expression of opinions 
and beliefs regarding the baptism I membership issue in the 
Grace Brethren Church. No practical means of such an 
exchange has been available to persons following last year's 
national conference. A forum plan was adopted at the 1989 
conference, but has not been Implemented In a workable 
fashion to date. No exchanges which involve the names of 
other persons will be Included. The use of the Herald 
magazine makes the Information available to lay persons as 
well as to ministers. No editing will be done on any of the 
articles and It Is understood that the material does not have 
the endorsement of the Herald, the Fellowship or the local 
church — It reflects the personal position of the Individual 
author. —Charles W. Turner, publisher 

FINAL ARTICLE IN SERIES 

By J. Keith Altig 

Retired missionary to Brazil and Pastor Emeritus, 

Grace Brethren Church, Whittier, CA 

Having been in the ministry of the Brethren 
church for over fifty years both in State-side 
pastorates and on the foreign field, I feel that 
perhaps my experience vis-a-vis the membership/ 
baptism question might help to allay some of the 
fears and apprehensions which seem to be rife in 
our Fellowship. 

I was on the mission field in 1964 when the 
church of which I was formerly the pastor and 
where my membership has been almost con- 
tinuously since 1945, adopted the practice of 
receiving as full members, people who had made 
a true confession of faith and witnessed it by 
immersion. 

As far as I know never has one of the members 
baptized by single immersion ever advocated that 
the church discontinue the practice of trine 
immersion. And never has one refused to have his 
or her children baptized by trine immersion or 
requested that the child be baptized by other than 
the method taught by the church. 

Many non-trine immersed members have 
become strong supporters of the Brethren ministry 
and its Boards. The Seminary professor's salaries 
have been paid in part by their tithes and offerings. 
Grace Schools has been supported, Home Missions 
works have been helped and missionaries have 
been sent out by these believers. Many have been 
strong prayer warriors in behalf of the Brethren 
work and they have been a blessing in every way. 

I fear that those who insist on admitting only 
trine immersed people into church membership 



will destroy exactly what they think they are 
preserving. Here's what I have observed: A family 
I know who were not admitted to membership in 
a Brethren church because they considered their 
single immersion a sufficient testimony to their 
faith in and indentification with Christ in His 
death, burial and resurrection, went to worship 
and serve in another Fellowship. Their son became 
a pastor and is reaching souls for the Lord but is 
not practicing trine immersion so those who come 
to Christ under his ministry will know nothing 
about it. 

Had this family been accepted by a Brethren 
church, their son would undoubtedly have become 
a Brethren minister teaching and practicing both 
trine immersion and the three-fold communion 
service. 

That is exactly what happened in another family 
I know. They were accepted as members without 
being baptized by trine immersion. Their son 
became a Brethren pastor and their other child 
was baptized as we practice the ceremony. They 
were no threat to our Fellowship but have been a 
blessing for many years. 

In giving the requirements for a widow to be 
received into the "number" (church membership?) 
nothing is said about the necessity of her being 
baptized. 1 Tim. 5:9-10. 

If baptism is required of one, if he or she is to 
be a member of the "true church" and thus sav- 
ed, the comment of Paul is exceedingly strange 
when he said in 1 Cor. 1:14, "I thank God that I 
baptized none of you but Crispus and Gaius." It is 
as if he had said, "I thank God that none of you 
are saved save Crispus and Gaius." Salvation, or 
membership in the "true church", follows salvation 
and is not a part of the process of getting there. 

To insist that a believer must be baptized by trine 
immersion in order to be worthy to fellowship and 
serve in a local church demonstrates an attitude 
of superiority and spiritual pride which says in 
effect, "You may be on the bus for heaven but you 
must sit in the back. You can be an "associate" but 
you can't be a full member." Such an attitude 
indicates a lingering desire to do something to 
complete one's relationship with God. 

If anyone is betrayed, it is those of us who served 
in the Grace Brethren church under the im- 
pression that it truly maintained a position of 



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FELLOWSHIP HAPPENINGS 



grace. Now we find some declaring that grace is 
not enough - that before we can be totally right 
with God and the church we must submit to trine 
immersion. 

Trine immersion is good and scriptural, but so 
is the three-fold communion service, regular 
church attendance, generous giving, the practice 
of good works, separation from the world, service 
and witnessing to others. If we are consistent we 
should insist that these and other "good works" 
be scrupulously observed before membership is 
granted. 

Because the "true church" is still in the world, 
there must still be some whom God has elected 
to be saved. If we Brethren will put aside our 
wrangling and contention as to just what are the 
requirements for church membership and get on 
with the business of reaching souls for Christ, they 
will be taught the beautiful and blessed truths 
contained in the practice of trine immersion and 
the three-fold communion. But if not, these elect 



ones will be reached by others who really have a 
burden for the lost but the new converts will never 
hear about nor practice those things we rejoice in 
knowing and doing. 

In his commentary on Romans 2, Dr. McClain 
puts it clearly when he says the subject of circum- 
cision and the Jewish religion is relative as com- 
pared to baptism and the Christian faith. "Perhaps 
we may paraphrase the twenty-eighth and twenty- 
ninth verses in this manner: " 'For he is not a 
Christian who is one outwardly, neither is that 
baptism which is outward in the flesh, but he is 
a Christian which is one inwardly, and baptism is 
that of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; 
whose praise is not of men but of God."' 

Is it possible that we Brethren will not allow 
Christians whose baptism is of the heart, in the 
spirit, to be associated with us fully in the work 
of reaching the lost for Christ just because they 
have not obeyed the letter of the law? We should 
not profess grace if we refuse to practice it. 




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HOME MISSIONS 



MISSION AMERICA 

A Strategy for Ministry in the Nineties 



"Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy 
of the gospel of Christ; . . . standing firm in one 
spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith 
of the gospel." Philippians 1:27 NAS 

Paul knew that if the gospel of Christ was to be 
successfully proclaimed throughout the world. 
Christians would need to stand firm and strive 
together: stand firm in their faith, and strive 
together in a spirit of cooperation, in support of a 
common goal. 

It's exciting to be a part of the Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches, to be a part of a group 
of God's people who are committed to a biblically- 
sound statement of faith and who cooperate with 
one another for the proclamation of the gospel of 
Christ, the extension of His Church in America 
and around the world. 

Grace Brethren Home Missions seeks your 
prayer support of a ministry strategy for the first 
half of this decade, "Mission America." We've 
developed a list of five primary goals for each 
of our four areas of ministry: church planting, 
Navajo ministries, church financing, and 
chaplaincy ministries. These goals are explained 
below. 

MISSION AMERICA 
MINISTRY GOALS 1991-1995 

CHURCH PLANTING: 

• Facilitate the planting of 
fifty new churches in the 
USA. To reach this goal, we 
would need to plant an average 
of ten new churches each year 
over the next five years. Our 
objective is to plant churches 
with an ethnic diversity, in areas 
ranging from rural to urban 
settings, in cooperation with sponsoring churches 
and regional district mission boards. 
• Facilitate the planting of our first Grace 
Brethren Church in Canada. This is part of a five- 
tiered strategy, the "Canadian Initiative," approved 
by our directors in 1990. Please pray that a qualified 
church-planter will step forward to lead this pioneer 
effort. 




• Prepare cooperative agreements with each of 
our twenty-two districts in the FGBC. Nearly all 
of our Home Mission churches receive assistance 
from their respective district mission boards. Our 
goal is to enhance and strengthen this cooperative 
relationship via the adoption of a uniform working 
agreement. 

• Produce a church-planting handbook for spon- 
soring churches. Many of our Grace Brethren 
Churches are adopting a strategy to reproduce 
themselves, to actually plant a new church in a 
neighboring city. Our goal is to facilitate this pro- 
cess with a "how-to" guide, easily read and follow- 
ed by the average lay person. 

• Provide quality training and ministry tools for 
our church-planters. Our goal is to prepare video 
training helps in the areas of evangelism, assimila- 
tion of new people, creative church-planting 
methodology, etc. We also hope to enhance our 
leadership workshops and seminars for the develop- 
ment of our church-planters' effectiveness. 

NAVAJO MINISTRIES: 

• Obtain full support of our 
missionary staff by the end 
of 1993. Presently, only a few 
of our Navajo missionaries have 
their financial support needs 
fully underwritten. It is our goal 
to have each one of our Navajo 
missionaries enjoy the support 

of sponsoring churches and be accountable to 

those supporting congregations. 

• Obtain full support of our Navajo student 
body by the end of 1993. We have one of the finest 
educational facilities on the entire Navajo reserva- 
tion and we feel that Christian education remains 
one of the most effective means of reaching the 
Navajo people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. 
Our goal is to develop a network of God's people 
across the United States which will sponsor the 
educational needs of our Navajo children. 

• Start two new Navajo churches by the end of 
1995. We are thrilled with the exciting ministries 
of our three Navajo churches and their Navajo 
pastors. Please pray that Navajo pastoral leadership 
will be developed for the initiation of at least two 
more Grace Brethren churches on the reservation. 




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• Develop a dynamic youth ministry among 
our Navajo churches. Although there are many 
activities available for the youth attending our 
school, there are few activities for the youth who 
attend our Navajo churches. Our goal is to develop 
national leadership for the programmatic develop- 
ment of a Christ-centered youth ministry in the 
local church. 

• Add four couples to our VIA (Volunteers in 
Action) ministry by the end of 1995. We have 
been blessed in Navajoland with the sacrificial 
service of volunteer helpers, from teaching in the 
school to maintaining the buildings and grounds. 
With the addition of the Angie Garber Residence, 
we are able to comfortably house more people who 
are willing to volunteer their time and talents in 
a significant ministry among our Native 
Americans. 

CHURCH FINANCING: 

• Increase awareness in the 
FGBC of the valuable ministry 
of the Grace Brethren Invest- 
ment Foundation. Many de- 
nominations look at our GBIF 
ministry with an envious eye, 
especially since churches are 
finding it more and more difficult 
to obtain conventional financing 
for the purchase of land and construction of wor- 
ship facilities. Our Grace Brethren people need to 
be made aware of this effective ministry. 

• Increase personal investments to $25 
million. This represents an approximate increase 
of 30 percent over the next five years, or six per- 
cent each year. It is a necessary step in order to 
finance the healthy growth of the Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches. 

• Increase church loans to $20 million. We ex- 
pect requests of loans to increase, as the result of 
new Home Mission churches purchasing land for 
future development and existing churches con- 
structing their first worship facility or an expan- 
sion of their current building. 

• Increase total number of personal invest- 
ment accounts to 7,000. Presently, the GBIF has 
3,730 accounts. When we consider that the total 
membership of the FGBC is 39,000+ we have con- 
siderable room to grow. Our goal is for more peo- 
ple to enjoy the benefits and blessings of an ac- 
count with the GBIF, an "investment with eternal 
value." 

• Develop a network of prayer support for the 
ministry of the GBIF. We feel that this organiza- 
tion plays a significant spiritual role in the harvest 
field of America and, therefore, is deserving of the 
consistent support of prayer partners who are kept 
informed of specific needs and ministry progress. 





CHAPLAINCY MINISTRY: 

• Increase Eagle Commis- 
sion membership by 100 
percent by the end of 1995. 

The Eagle Commission is a 
support group which provides 
prayer and financial 
assistance for our ministry of 
encouragement to Grace 
Brethren chaplains serving in the United States 
Armed Forces. Members of the Eagle Commission 
receive monthly, informative updates and prayer 
requests from our chaplains who serve in the Ar- 
my, Navy, and Air Force. 

• Recruit and endorse three new chaplains. 
All of our Grace Brethren chaplains serve with 
distinction and in strategic assignments of 
ministry. We enjoy a high reputation in the 
Chaplaincy Corps and wish to preserve this tradi- 
tion by recruiting quality men who are trained and 
qualified for this demanding career ministry. 

• Sponsor a ministry retreat for our chaplains 
and their wives. As in every profession, there is 
a need to minister to one's peers, to learn from one 
another, to encourage. Grace Brethren chaplains 
serve in some difficult assignments, often in 
remote, lonely areas, with little occasion for Chris- 
tian fellowship. They need a time together for 
prayer and for refreshment. 

• Develop a network of at least ten sponsoring 
churches for each of our military chaplains. 
Even though the Eagle Commission provides per- 
sonalized support and encouragement, we feel it 
is important for our chaplains to enjoy a partner- 
ship with local congregations. 

• Develop recruitment materials for use in 
colleges and seminaries. As part of our effort to 
endorse qualified men for the Grace Brethren 
chaplaincy, we will be preparing materials which 
will illustrate for a prospective candidate the 
dynamics and challenges of a career position as 
an officer in the Chaplaincy Corps. 



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I hope you can appreciate the fact that for these 
important goals to be achieved, we must "strive 
together." I hope that you will stand with us, "with 
one mind," behind these worthy objectives. 

My hope and prayer is that "Mission America" 
will be a strategy which will enjoy the enthusiastic 
support of all our Grace Brethren people. May this 
last decade of the twentieth century be a decade 
of significance as God's people unite together for 
the gospel of Christ! 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



There's Hope for Buenos Aires! 



As of April 21, 1991 there is a new Grace 
Brethren Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's 
called Iglesia de la Esperanza (Hope Church) 
and it represents hope for eternal and abundant 
life in Jesus Christ for the people who live in one 
of the largest cities in the world. GBFM mis- 
sionaries Steve and Wilma Bailey and Dave and 
Sue Guiles are vitally involved in this work 
which in reality consists of three works in one. 
To understand this, a short history lesson will 
help. 

In 1989 the Guiles and Baileys began a new 
church-planting endeavor in conjunction with 
the Don Bosco Brethren Church, pastored by 
Eduardo Coria. This church, begun by former 
GBFM missionaries Solon and Kathryn Hoyt 
approximately 40 years ago, had the vision to 
plant a church in the neighboring community 
of Wilde. 

The Lord blessed the Wilde work and after 
much prayer, contact making and evangelism, 
a group of between 30-40 people was taking 
shape. On Sundays, the group from Wilde met 

together with the Don 
Bosco church with the 
intention that one day 
they would have their 
own church in their own 
community. 

In 1990, through a 
contact provided by one 
of the Wilde group 
members, Pastor Coria 
was given the oppor- 
tunity to broadcast a 
weekly radio program in 
Sarandi, another neigh- 
boring community. Out of this ministry grew a 
Bible study in Sarandi led by Pastor Coria which 
grew to an attendance of 10-15 people. Many from 
this group also began congregating at the Don 
Bosco church on Sundays, also with the intention 
on the part of some to eventually have their own 
work in Sarandi. 




A family signs the 
membership book for 
the new churches. 




Pastor Eduardo Coria baptizing new Christians. 

With the three groups meeting together every 
Sunday, the lack of space in the Don Bosco 
building became a real problem. Something had 
to be done. Was it time for the Wilde and/or 
Sarandi works to launch out on their own? After 
much prayer and planning on the part of the 
leadership, a decision was finally reached, to com- 
bine the three small works into one strong, 
vibrant, growing church. 

This is exactly what happened on April 21, 
1991. With 130 people in attendance, 86 people 
signed a special commemorative parchment as 
the founding members of this new Grace Brethren 
Church, Iglesia de la Esperanza (Hope Church). 
A new pastoral leadership team was recognized 
consisting of two Argentines, Eduardo Coria and 
Jose Palacios, and two GBFM missionaries, Dave 
Guiles and Steve Bailey. The Brethren have been 
challenged to expand their vision of what God can 
do in and with their church— reach not only their 
own community but the entire southern zone of 
Buenos Aires. 

This entire project represents a change in the 
GBFM strategy in Argentina and a break with 
what has been traditional mission strategy in 
many fields of the world. Instead of seeking to 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



begin churches in various areas at the same 
time, missionary efforts are being concentrated 
in one place at one time. The plan is to build 
a strong base in southern Buenos Aires con- 
sisting of a large, strong mother church capable 
of investing the people, resources and prayer 
support necessary to plant other churches in 
surrounding areas. 

There is no doubt that God has already begun 
a significant work in southern Buenos Aires. 
Attendance at the church has doubled in the 
past year, from 60 to 120. During the months 
of March and April of this year, 27 people were 
baptized, with others waiting in the wings to do 
likewise. The Iglesia de Esperanza or Hope 
Church, although small by U.S. standards, is 
now the second largest Grace Brethren church 
in Argentina. Immediate plans call for a re- 
modeling of the present sanctuary to be able to 
accommodate more people and the using of the 
parsonage next door for Sunday School class- 
rooms, the latter hinging on the finding of 
adequate housing for Pastor Coria. After that, 
if the present growth continues, double Sunday 
morning services could be implemented for a 



Philippines Bible Institute Need 

The Robert Judays' have been working in the 
Philippines for some years. Their work has been 
fruitful, but they, like all missionaries, have special 
needs. They were at the Herald Bookstore in May. 
As we talked, the need for funds for library books 
in the Philippines Bible Institute became the 
center of the conversation. I promised them that 
the Missionary Herald would help with raising the 
funds. They stated it would become a project that 
they would mention as they traveled. The first 
responses have come in and we are thankful for 
them. If you would like to become part of the pro- 
ject of Library books for the Philippines, please 
join us! Checks may be sent to the Missionary 
Herald or to Grace Brethren Foreign Missions. 

— Charles W. Turner 

Leamersville, PA GBC 

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Vicksburg, PA GBC $25.00 




Part of the congregation of 
Hope Grace Brethren Church. 

time until a bigger facility could be acquired. 
Long range plans call for the construction of a 
large facility located on a highly visible piece of 
land on one of the main avenues of southern 
Buenos Aires. 

It's exciting to see God working and changing 
lives in this great city. Your GBFM missionaries 
solicit your prayers as the Iglesia de la Esperanza 
offers the hope of eternal salvation in Christ to 
Buenos Aires. 




AIRMAIL TO MISSIONARIES 

Did you know that it takes three to six months 
for the Herald magazine to reach our missionaries 
when we send their magazines via surface mail? 

We believe they deserve to receive their Herald 
a week to 10 days after we place it in the mail, so 
we would like to send their subscriptions by airmail. 
However, airmail costs for each subscription 
amounts to nearly $40 a year. Funding for this 
ministry would need to come from interested 
persons, Sunday School classes, Bible study 
groups, etc. You may designate a missionary or we 
will select one. 

Please make your check payable to the Brethren 
Missionary Herald, and be sure to designate it 
"Herald Airmail — Missionaries." All gifts for this 
project are tax deductible. 

Brethren Missionary Herald 

P.O. Box 544 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 



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15 



Pray for the Summer Ministries of CE National, Inc 



ME. 



(Training In Ministry Experiences) 



Chery Otermat, Associate Director 



ARGENTINA/URUGUAY 
(Dan and Miriam Pacheco) 

Cindy Allebach - Palmyra, PA 
Julie Rosado - Chicago, IL 
Rachel Gigous - Warsaw, IN 
Dave Underwood - Huber Heights, OH 

BRAZIL 

(Bill and Patty Willhite) 

Sherry Kloosterman - Grandville, Ml 
Brian Kohler - Winona Lake, IN 
Milissa Pennington - Lake Odessa, Ml 
Chontelle Pritchette - Waterloo, IA 
Phil Shirk - Ripon, CA 
Cathy Shipley - Warsaw, IN 
Andy Sommers - Osceola, IN 
Tricia Willhite ■ Roanoke, VA 

ENGLAND/SCOTLAND 
(Brian and Rhonda Weaver) 

David Bargerhuff ■ Marcellus, Ml 
Jenny Diemer - Worthington, OH 
Lynette Kaufman - Turner, Ml 
Shannon Sprunger • Berne, IN 





NATIONAL 

TRAINING AND 

ENCOURAGING 
CHURCH LEADERSHIP 



Steve Taylor - Lakeland, FL 
Mary Walker - Marietta, GA 
Tammy Underwood - Huber Heights, OH 

FRANCE/ROMANIA/USSR 
(Jay and Jan Bell) 

Stephanie Gregory - Leamersville, PA 
Mark Hejduk - Cincinnati, OH 
Kelli Hoke • Winona Lake, IN 
Tami Miller - Winona Lake, IN 
Chery Otermat - CE National, Inc. 
Patricia Pepple - Richmond, VA 
Julia Tom - South Bend, IN 
Steven Wise • Palmyra, PA 

GERMANY/CZECHOSLOVAKIA 
(Kip and Mary Cone) 

Steve Jacobson - Indianapolis, IN 
Sheryl Mumma - Lititz, PA 
Jenny Saurer • Rittman, OH 



Denise Trenner - Orange, CA 
Mark Vandegrift - Canton, OH 
Mike Yoder - Warsaw, IN 

JAPAN 

Sherry Albin - Hagerstown, MD 

Dawn Ryman - Osceola, IN 

NAVAJO 

Miriam Aellig • Winona Lake, IN 
Allison Waltz - Lititz, PA 

PHILADELPHIA (Third Brethren) 

Mark Dal Pra - Wooster, OH 
Towana Price - Auburn, IN 

SAFARI OF HOPE (C.A.R.) 
Crystal Siegrist - St. Petersburg, FL 
Ben Taylor - Bellflower, CA 
Ruth Wolfe - Cadillac, Ml 



OPERATION BARNABAS 




Leaders: 

*Perry Huesmann 

"Rob and Christy Barlow 

Johanna Custer 

Tim and Dana Kurtaneck 

Misty Moore 

Dan and Gay O'Deens 

Mike and Denise Sessler 

Donya Tanglin 

Phil Yoder 



TeamMembers: 

Angela Albright 
Rae Alejado 
Jennifer Allshouse 
Ruben Alvarez 
Scott Becker 
Michelle Biddle 
Douglas Black 
Tricia Botdorf 
Denise Braham 
Adam Brown 
Amy Buchanan 



Jason Carmean 
Kelly Chalfant 
Beth Coleman 
Heather Dilling 
Christie Edmonds 
Jessica Eno 
Cindy Erickson 
Daniel Eshleman 
Jason Fallin 
Scott Feather 
Susanne Feller 
David Fordyce 
David Gable 
Michael Gomez 
Stephanie Grady 
Chrissy Gray 
Maurie Grimm 



Teena Halbakken 
Heather Hanft 
Amanda Harper 
Grant Harrison 
Derek Heisey 
Jason Horst 
Philip Jarvis 
Andy Jentes 
Brian Johnson 
Rachel Keith 
Jonathan Klohr 
Lisa Knox 
Jennifer Leverenz 
Lori Luna 
Meredith Malone 
Michelle McNeal 
Dave Pacheco 



Cindy Pfitzenmaier 
Jason Prince 
Dean Pryor 
Scott Robison 
Anna Rybarik 
Jason Sandy 
Peter Schrock 
Julie Schwartz 
George Seifert 
Travis Simmons 
Marcia Steiner 
Gary Stevens 
Jamey Tanner 
Jon Watkins 
Tracy Wright 
Jason Young 



Brethren National Youth Conference 




EJ. Underwood, Associate Director 



Speakers...Greg Speck, Jay Bell, EJ Underwood, Ed Short, 

Charley Scandlyn 

Other Features.. .First Call, Billy and Sarah Gaines, Communion, Operatioi 

Barnabas, Blitz, GRAND CANYON, Worship team, Post-Hi division 

programming. 

Other conferences there -- Twenties: a vacation with a conference for 

Christian singles 

-- Blueprints: an adult "training program" in youth ministries 



Other Prayer Concerns: 

New Direction for Sunday School -- Discipleship 
TARGET THREE • to see 1000 persons praying for 
the salvation of three friends 
1 FOCUS '92 - a focus on outreach for the FGBC 
strategy 



Boys' Curriculum Task Force -■ Jim Jensen, 

coordinator 

CE Network Consultants - helping churches 
National Conference -■ Bill Hull, Church Leadership 

Conference & discussion groups 



"Vital Signs' - a new direction for PSA (Statistics) 
'Youth News in the Nineties" ■ new publication for 
youth sponsors 

SMM -■ kindergarten program plans 
National Cabinets - planning for future 



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WMC Reading Circle 



1991-1992 



A Story 



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SOAJWJVG OiV BROKEJV WTiVGS 

by Kathy Bartalsky 

Kathy Bartalsky's adult life began like a fairy tale. She married a 
wonderful Christian man and moved to Hawaii. Despite doctors' predic- 
tions to the contrary, she soon conceived and gave birth to a healthy baby 
boy. In love with her husband and enthralled with her new son. Kathy 
was filled with hope for her future. But her storybook life soon began to 
fall apart. 

Like Job, Kathy would learn many painful lessons on the sovereignty 
of God. Through devastating personal losses she became acutely aware 
of her need to trust the Lord completely. And by keeping her eyes fixed 
on Jesus, Kathy has turned tragedy into triumph. 

NO PLACE TO CRY 

by Doris Van Stone and Erwin W. Lutzer 

Dorie Van Stone considered herself ugly, unloved, and dirty as the result 
of childhod sexual abuse. 

Having been shunned by her parents "like an unwanted dog," and 
mercilessly abused in several foster homes. Dorie clung to the uncondi- 
tional love of God that so many take for granted. God gave her a tender 
heart to forgive her abusers. 

Through Dories candor, you will gain insight into the trauma of abuse 
and also knowledge of the steps to recovery for those unfortunate enough 
to have been affected by this plight. 

EVIDENCE NOT SEEN 

by Darlene Deibler Rose 

"As an American spy, you are worthy of death. ... All time froze around 
me. ... In terror I watched the man's hand fold around the hilt of the 
sword. ..." 

This is the true story of a young American missionary woman's courage 
and triumph of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in 
a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she 
was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face 
the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared. 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Michael Ostrander will be termi- 
nating his ministry at the Ozark 
Grace Brethren Church of Ozark, 
Ml, after 5 and one-half years. He 
will assume the pastorate of the 
Mifflin, OH, Grace Brethren Church. 
He plans to move to the Mifflin 
pastorate by July 22, 1991. Resumes 
for the pastorate at Ozark can be 
sent to: Ozark Grace Brethren 
Church, R. 1, Box 212, Moran, Ml 
49760. 

Tim George announced the com- 
pletion of his ministry at the 
Myerstown Grace Brethren Church 
of Myerstown, PA. This will be effec- 
tive August 1, 1991. He has served 
in the capacity of associate pastor 
of evangelism and discipleship. 

Roger Wambold has resigned as 
senior pastor of Penn Valley Grace 
Brethren Church in Telford, PA. He 
has accepted the call to serve as 
general director of the Hebrew- 
Christian Fellowship Headquarters 
in Dresher, PA. Inquiries regarding 
the senior pastor vacancy should be 
directed to Harvey Stoneback, 
Chm., Elder Board of the Penn 
Valley Grace Brethren Church, 320 
N. Third St., Telford, PA 18969. 

Larry Humberd, youth pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church of Hagers- 
town, MD, has announced his 
resignation. The church is now seek- 
ing a replacement for Mr. Humberd 
and you may contact Pastor Ray 
Davis if you have an interest in this 
field of service. 

James Custer has been awarded 
the Doctor of Divinity degree by 
Grace Schools, Winona Lake, IN. 
Jim is a graduate of both the college 
and the seminary and has distin- 
qished himself as the pastor of the 
Grace Brethren Church, Worth- 
ington, OH. This church has grown 
from 250 to the present average 
attendance of 3,000, and also 
operates the Grace Brethren Chris- 
tian Schools and Worthington High 
School which includes a staff of 95 
and 900 students. 



Change Your Annual 


Morton, James. 3078 


of Cypress, CA. Pastor 


Arment, Alan. P.O. Box 210, 


Williamsburg Dr., State 


Charles Covington per- 


Lititz, PA 17543-0210. 


College, PA 16801. 


formed the ceremony. 


Arrington, Harold. 2615 


Quick, David. R. 5, Box 


Deaths 


Ellet Ave., Apt. No. 5, 


204, Peru, IN 




Akron, OH 44312 (Tel. 


46970-9805. 


Stephenson, Cecil, 84, Oc- 
tober 31, 1990. She was 


216/733-2529). He re- 


Satterthwalte, Richard. 


a member of the Bethel 


quests that all corres- 


Almudaina 21-7, 2; 


Brethren Church, Berne, 


pondence be sent to the 


46007 - Valencia, Spain. 


IN since she was 12 


church address at: 530 


Smith, Randall. 4501 W. 


years of age. Robert 


Stetler Ave., Akron, OH 


Atlantic Blvd., A-1516, 


Griffith, pastor. 


44312. 


Pompano Beach, FL 


Welborn, Glen, 72, May 17, 


Cohen, Steve. 13759 


33066-1763. 


1991. He was a Grace 


Gardenland Ave., 




Brethren pastor for 


Bellflower, CA 


Weddings 


many years and served 


90706-2728. 


Day: Deborah Wagner and 


as pastor of the Leon 


Dunkle, Jeffrey. 7667 N. 


Leonard Day were 


Brethren Church, Leon, 


Wickham Rd., No. 1501, 


united in marriage on 


IA, until his retirement 


Melbourne, FL 32940 


February 16, 1991, at the 
Grace Brethren Church, 


several years ago. He 


(Tel. 407/255-9009). 


also pastored the Kenai 
Grace Brethren Church 


Farrell, Bess (Page 28). 


Meyersdale, PA. Larry 


in Kenai, AK, for several 


Xola 125-103, Colonia 


Gegner, pastor. 


months after his retire- 


Alamos, 03400, Mexico 


Senior: Billie McClelland 


ment. John Aeby of 


D.F., Mexico. 


and Randy Senior were 


Waterloo, IA, LaRoy 


Kennedy, James. 6246 


united in marriage on 


Anderson, and Russell 


Drexel N.W., Massillon, 


March 16, 1991, at the 


Betz officiated at the 


OH 44646. 


Grace Brethren Church 


memorial service. 



The Maumee Valley Grace 
Brethren Church is seeking a new 
pastor. Resumes for this congrega- 
tion of approximately 175 can be 
sent to the Maumee Valley Grace 
Brethren Church, 8715 Garden Rd., 
Maumee, OH 43537. 



A new church is being started in the 
Mayfair-Tacony area of Philadelphia, 
PA. It will be called the Crossroads 
Grace Brethren Church and pas- 
tored by Jim Brown. His address is: 
4216 Levick St., Philadelphia, PA 
19135. 



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EDITORIAL 



"The Annual Meeting" is the 
name of a special gathering by 
the Brethren. It dates back to the 
middle of the 18th century and 
it is not clear when the first one 
took place. "Brethren through- 
out their history have depended 
exclusively on a democratic style 
of government. Questions of 
practice, doctrine, and leader- 
ship have found answers in open 
discussion in Brethren assem- 
blies. This democratic style 
reaches its highest development 
in the Brethren Annual Meeting, 
a gathering open to all members 
for the mutual discussion of 
common questions." This his- 
toric institution is thus described 
in the Brethren Encyclopedia. 

In the early years the annual 
meeting location was near Ger- 
mantown, Pennsylvania. But it 
began to move out to Virginia, 
Ohio and Indiana. The annual 
meetings before 1880 included 
discussions of doctrine and prac- 
tice, with questions concerning 
baptism and discipline. During 
the mid- 19th century the interest 
centered around Brethren atti- 
tudes toward the innovations of 
the day. The authority of the 
annual meeting was even ques- 
tioned! The 1881-1883 disagree- 
ments centered on the binding 
decisions of the meeting. The 
division of the Brethren during 
this period brought about dif- 
ferent groups and their own 
models for the annual meeting. 

I have a 1,000 page book of the 
annual meetings covering the 
period of 1778 through 1980. It is 
an in-depth study of the thoughts 
and movements of the periods of 
this time. The later section deals 
with the Old German Baptists. 
The first edition was published in 
1876 and carries the name of J. 
Quinter, the famous publisher of 
the last century. 

The first National Conference 
I attended was in 1941, just a 



half-century ago. It came a 
month or two before PearUHarbor 
and the beginning of World War 
II. I left the National Youth Con- 
ference several evenings to listen 
to men like Bauman, Ashman. 
Mayes, McClain and Hoyt who 
were leaders in the early days of 
a new group and the call to ser- 
vice was very clear. There was 
much excitement and for a 
young man there was a focus. 
There was no doubt about the 
reasoning of this group and 
where they were going. 

National conferences for the 
Grace Brethren took place in 
Winona Lake, Indiana for many 
years and then began to be held 
in other areas where the Brethren 
were working. However, there is 
one common element in all of 
these conferences — it is fellow- 
ship! Meeting and greeting and 
hugging and kissing as persons 
renew friendships. They exchange 
stories and warm greetings and 
the preaching sets the tone for the 
whole meeting. They debate is- 
sues with warmth and go home 
with the basic convictions that 
they had brought with them. 
Seldom does the vote of national 
conference ever change the action 
of the local church. Convictions 
are not easily swayed by the emo- 
tions of a few brief hours. 

So it is national conference time 
again. The Brethren have been do- 
ing this for over a hundred years, 
perhaps two hundred. This year 
we gather at Columbus, Ohio. 
Some of my friends will not be 
there this time. They have joined 
a larger group of believers that 
have solved the problems of theo- 
logy and full fellowship. However, 
there will be hugging, kissing, 
warm fellowship and sharing in 
the good things that God has 
done. There will be some tears, 
both of joy and sorrow — and we 
will return to the place where the 
real work is done — at home in our 
everyday lives. 




The 

Annual 

Meeting — 

National 

Conference 

Time! 






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by Charles W. Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 




Volume 53 



August 15, 1991 







12 



3 Editorial 

The Annual 
Meeting — 
National 
Conference Time 

Charles W. Turner 
5 Fellowship News 



6 CE National 
Friend Day 

Jerry Young 

7 CE National 

An FGBC Focus 
on Outreach 



8 Foreign Missions 

Having Hope for 
An International 
Fellowship of GBC 

Tom Julien 

10 WMC 

Where is God 
When Friendship 
Hurts? 

11 Grace Schools 

Inner City- 
Ministries 



12 Home Missions 

God's Wonderful 
Provision 

Scott Weaver 



14 B.E.M. 

Alliance, NE 
One Year 
Later! 



15 Ministry Resources 
Constructing the 
Vision through 
Missions 

Suzanne Collins 

16 Christian Fiction 
Christian Fiction 
Author Hopes 
Book Will Lead 
Others to Christ 

Chip Alford 
18 Fellowship News 



Herald Magazine Policy 

As enacted August 1, 1986 

After considerable discussion on the Brethren Missionary Herald Board a new emphasis of 
direction for our magazine was established by the following motion. 

1. It is the purpose of the BMH magazine to communicate to the members of the Fellowship 
of Grace Brethren Churches the news of its ministries and the current state of the church. 

2. This shall be accomplished through news reporting editorials, articles and advertisements 
from the FGBC boards and interviews of persons best qualified to present information of 
general concern. 

3. The content of the BMH magazine is determined by the Executive Editor under guidelines 
established by the BMH Board of Trustees. It is not the organ of any single interest, but seeks 
to serve the general interests of the entire FGBC in pursuing its Scriptural goals. 

Seconded and passed by unanimous vote of the Board. 




Publisher Charles W. Turner 
Printer BMH Printing 
Department Editors: 
CE National 

Ed Lewis 

MaryBeth Kaylor 
Foreign Missions 

Tbm Julien 

Greg Weimer 
Grace Schools 

John Davis 

Joel Curry 
Home Missions 

Larry N. Chamberlain 

Jim Folsom 
Women's Missionary Council 

Viki Rife 
Cover Photo: 

Steven L. Fry 

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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 1992 Conference 
to Focus on the Theme of Evangelism 

Dr. David Plaster, the moderator of our fellowship for 1991-1992, 
will lead the conference to be held in Winona Lake, Indiana - August 1-6, 1992. 

The facilities of Grace College will be available to us for lodging and meals. Information about 
dormitory lodging and meals in the dining hall will be sent out to all F.G.B.C. churches soon. 

For motel lodging contact one of the following motels/ hotels. All located in east Warsaw very 
close to Winona Lake. Be sure to identify yourself as "Grace Brethren" in order to secure 
the special rates listed herein. All rates are subject to a 10 percent tax and may change. All 
have private baths. P = Pool, CB = Continental breakfast, B&B = Bed & Breakfast facility with 
full breakfast included. 



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US 30 & E. Center plus $7 

219-267-7337 each additional person 

Dollar Inn (New, 91) $26.95/2 persons 

US 30 & E. Center plus $5 

219-267-3344 each additional person 

Holiday Inn (P) $55 per room 

US 30 & E. Center 
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View Point Motor Lodge (CB) 

955 N. Detroit $33.95/2 persons 

219-267-6101 



White Hill Manor (B&B) $55/2 persons 

2513 E. Center 
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Candlelight Inn (B&B) $60 -$70 

503 E. Ft. Wayne 
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Motel Six (P) $22.95/ 1 person 

US 30 East plus $6 

219-267-3900 each additional person 



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to six months for the Herald 
magazine to reach our mis- 
sionaries when we send their 
magazines via surface mail? 

We believe they deserve to 
receive their Herald a week to 10 
days after we place it in the mail, so 
we would like to send their subscrip- 
tions by airmail. However, airmail 
costs for each subscription amounts 
to nearly $40 a year. Funding for this 
ministry would need to come from 
interested persons, Sunday School 
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may designate a missionary or we 
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CE NATIONAL 



CE National, Inc. is urging churches to 
annually have a special day to 
encourage church members to invite 
their friends to join them for a special 
Sunday celebration. The following article 
by Elmer Towns gives an overview of 
Friend Day, used successfully in many 
Grace Brethren churches to generate 
contacts in the community. 



FRIEND DAY 

Friend Day is one of the most successful Sun- 
day School attendance campaigns in the church 
growth market today Historically, the Friend Day 
Campaign is attributed to Wendell Zimmerman at 
Kansas City (MO) Baptist Temple, who began using 
the idea in the late 1950s. Dr. Truman Dollar, who 
became pastor of the church, improved on the 
idea. The author further developed the idea, 
adding church growth principles and turning it 
into a tool for all churches. 

Friend Day is an evangelistic outreach involving 
the total membership in a strategy of church 
growth which uses existing human relationships 
to reach people. Its success lies in its simplicity, 
every church member brings a friend. Many 
churches have used this campaign to double their 
attendance on Friend Day. Using the campaign 
follow-up strategy, many churches have exper- 
ienced a significant and sustained increase in 
attendance following Friend Day. 

The strength of the Friend Day campaign is that 
it uses a number of principles of church growth 
including (1) identifying and reaching receptive, 
responsive people (qualify prospects), (2) using 
existing social networks to reach others in the 
community, (3) using relationships to assimilate 
new converts to the church, (4) eliminating bar- 
riers and ministering to people at their felt needs, 
(5) utilizing people according to their spiritual 
gifts, and (6) applying the results of church growth 
research in a workable plan of evangelism. 

The purpose of Friend Day is to create momen- 
tum in the minds of the church members. Five 
Sundays before Friend Day, the pastor holds up a 
letter to the congregation during the worship ser- 
vice from a town dignitary who promises to attend 
as the pastor's friend on Friend Day. This gives 
credibility and motivation to the rest of the con- 
gregation to invite a friend to church. 

The following Sunday, members of the Church 
Board hold up their letter indicating a friend is at- 
tending with them on Friend Day. The third week, 
Sunday School leaders reinforce Friend Day by 
displaying their commitment from a friend. This 
commitment is an enlistment card. A card is then 
distributed to all church attenders. On the fourth 




Sunday, each member of the congregation is asked 
to display commitment cards. 

In 1983, Church Growth Institute of Lynchburg, 
Virginia first published a church growth campaign 
entitled Friend Day. In the next seven years, over 
20,000 churches used it to reach people for Jesus 
Christ. As a matter of record, Friend Day usually 
reaches more people than a week long evangelistic 
crusade. One denominational office wrote, "Friend 
Day is the hottest thing going in Sunday School." 

The success of Friend Day and widespread 
interest in a similar follow-up campaign resulted 
in the recent publication of The Second Friend 
Day by Church Growth Institute. The new material 
includes lessons with coloring books for children, 
sermon outlines, new adult lessons and two books 
that help people evangelize their friends. 

Both of these resource packets contain all a 
church needs to conduct a successful evangelistic 
outreach campaign. They include audio tapes 
which explain how to use the packet and motivate 
church boards and Sunday School teachers. Also 
included are art layouts that can be copied for 
advertisements and forms to organize and admin- 
ister the programs. Everything in the packet is 
reproducible. 

A recent survey of four thousand new converts 
indicated that 70 to 80 percent had chosen a 
church because they had been invited by a relative 
or friend. A nationwide survey of both growing and 
non-growing congregations revealed that between 
two-thirds and three-fourths of the members were 
affiliated with their particular churches because 
of friendship and kinship ties; and in the members 
of the fastest growing congregations, a full seven- 
eights of the recent adult new members indicated 
that they first attended the church at the invita- 
tion of a friend or relative. 

For more information on Friend Day 
contact 1-800-553-GROW at Church 
Growth Institute (Virginia) or contact CE 
National, Inc.. P.O. Box 365, Winona 
Lake, IN 46590 (219) 267-6622. 
Published from Tbwn's Practical Sunday 
School Encyclopedia. Tyndale House 
Publications, Wheaton. Illinois, to be re- I\JA 
leased summer, 1992. " ' 




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CE NATIONAL 



An FGBC Focus on Outreach 

Is knowing Christ the most important thing in life? Then sharing 
Christ is the most important thing you can do for others. 



For a number of years now various pastors, 
leaders, and church members have expressed con- 
cern that as a Fellowship of churches and as local 
churches we must renew our commitment to 
reaching the lost for Christ. In the last 8 years as 
a Fellowship conversion growth in the United 
States has dropped from almost 8000 people a 
year to 4000 people a year. In spite of new 
churches . . . new educational programs, we're 
losing effectiveness in reaching those who are not 
yet believers. 

As a result of a growing need in our churches, 
a desire from leaders of FGBC boards to encourage 
evangelism among those entrusted to their respon- 
sibilities and a challenge from the FGBC strategy, 
a new "Focus on Outreach" emphasis is being 
instituted for the Fellowship called "FOCUS '92." 

District and regional seminars are planned 
beginning in September 1991 to stimulate concern 
and action in reaching the lost for Christ. With 
unprecedented teamwork in evangelism using 
national and district leaders, Saturday seminars 
will challenge pastors and church members 
through Biblical motivation, prayer, training, 
sharing, accountability, and follow-up. The 
seminars include small group discussions by 
churches, videos of conversations with the lost 



concerning Christianity, skits on ways to share 
Christ, training in a new evangelism tool (available 
to those desiring its use) and newly-revised follow- 
up materials for new converts. One important 
aspect includes personal responsibility for 
outreach with goals and plans where a sense of 
accountability will be encouraged. Churches will 
be challenged to consider local programming to 
focus on the lost. 

Please pray that God will use these initial plans 
to help us all be more active in sharing our faith. 
As a result we too can grow spiritually as we gain 
a full understanding of every good thing we have 
in Christ (Philemon 6). The following people are 
planning to attend each of the regional seminars 
in 1991 and '92: Larry Chamberlain, Jesse Deloe 
(GBHM); Tom Julien, Jay Bell (GBFM; David 
Plaster, Roger Peugh (Grace Schools); Ron Thomp- 
son (BEM); Ed Lewis, Steve Peters (CE National). 

Scheduled seminars in districts at this printing: 
Southern Ohio - September 28: North Central Ohio 
- October 26; North East Ohio - November 2; 
Southern California - February 8; Northern Atlan- 
tic - March 7; Virginia - March 14. For more infor- 
mation contact "FOCUS" at P.O. Box 335, Winona 
Lake, IN 46590. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



Having Hope For An International Fellowship 
Of Grace Brethren Churches 



The sun never sets on the worldwide fellowship 
of Grace Brethren churches. Worship begins in the 
land of the rising sun, continues through Europe 
and Africa, finally bringing together Christians on 
the American continents, with the churches of 
Hawaii the last to close their doors. 

In most parts of the world the Brethren are sparse, 
but we can say that Grace Brethren churches en- 
circle the globe. An international fellowship of Grace 
Brethren churches is already a reality. 

What then does our Fellowship strategy mean 
when it states: "Implement plans to establish an 
International Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
churches?" The answer is that we have churches 
but very little fellowship on an international level. 
We are looking for something that will tie us 
together so that we can rejoice in each others bless- 
ings and share common burdens. 

The dream of an International Fellowship has 
been around for a long time. Resolutions and recom- 
mendations have been passed, but until now we 
have been skimpy on follow through. The need for 
doing better is keenly felt by many. Better network- 
ing is indispensable to preserve our heritage, share 
common concerns, and unite us in our mission to 
a world never more desperate for hope. Our 
Fellowship strategy, the road map for many of us in 
planning and reflecting, lists three assignments. 
These have been give to Grace Brethren Foreign Mis- 
sions for implementation. 

Identify the Leadership of 
the International Fellowship 

We are instructing our Regional Coordinators to 
seek to identify the leaders of our churches on 
each continent. We will be publishing a photo and 
a brief biographical sketch of some of these men 





Women's and Men's groups 
in Central African Republic. 



The ordination of an elder in Germany. 

in future editions of Significant Times Newsletter. 

In 1993, one man from each country will be 
invited to participate in a Leadership Council to be 
held just before National Conference here in the 
United States. The purpose of this meeting will be 
to establish an organizational structure for the 
International Fellowship and to plan an International 
Conference for 1995. 

As an ongoing project, GBFM will coordinate an 
exchange program for pastors. Through the years, 
many pastors have visited the "mission field." How 
about planning a trip for your pastor, making the 
focus not the mission field, but a sister church 
somewhere in the world? How about going a step 
further and encouraging your district to bring a 
pastor from overseas into your churches to allow 
him to minister and also to learn from you? 

Establishing a Communication System 
to Track Church-Planting Worldwide 

At this time no one knows exactly how many 
Grace Brethren churches exist or where they all 
are, mainly because of the outstanding growth of 
the African congregations. Our goal is to have a 
complete listing of the churches by this time next 
year, listing the date of their organization, their 
founder, and current pertinent information. 

At the same time, plans are being made to en- 
courage distribution of a monthly newsletter of 
churches of each continent giving news of God's 
working, sharing prayer requests, and making 
Brethren aware of particular needs. The newslet- 
ter will also encourage churches to engage in com- 
mon efforts of prayer, such as the Day With God 
on May 15, and common efforts of outreach, such 
as FOCUS 92. 

In fact, united prayer might well become the 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 



greatest one unifying factor of our International 
Fellowship. This year we received a very encourag- 
ing response from several countries indicating that 
churches had set May 15 aside to seek God and 
His favor. 

Organize an International Conference by 
1995 with Representation from Each Country 

One of our dreams is to see a conference some- 
where in the world bring together representatives 
from every country where Grace Brethren church- 
es exist. Those of us here in the United States 
hardly see the need of such a gathering, for we 
tend to value such events by what they can do for 
us rather than what we can do for others, and it 
is evident that we have been blessed abundantly 
and need very little. This is certainly not the case 
with our brothers in other countries. 

Churches that are planted overseas see them- 
selves as spiritual children of sending churches. The 




The congregation at the church in Conde, Brazil. 

day comes when the missionary must leave. These 
churches must not feel that they are orphaned at 
that time. An International Fellowship must be able 
to continue what the mission has begun, otherwise 
the fruit of many years' labor will go to others. An 
International Conference at best will bring together 
only a limited number of participants. It will be a 
step toward further networking and sharing. But 
though just a small step, it will nevertheless be the 
setting for true fellowship on a deeper level than 
many of the participants have ever known. 

Yes, an international fellowship of churches is 
already a reality if we mean merely the existence 
of congregations around the globe, but it is time 
to put some content into the word fellowship and 
create genuine ligaments between us and our 
brothers of other lands. 

"From Him the whole body, joined and held 
together by every supporting ligament, grows and 
builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." 
Eph. 4:16 




Pastors Coria and Azcarate 
to Visit National Conference 

Two national pastors will participate in the Mis- 
sions Rally on Sunday at National Conference. 
They represent two of the metropolitan areas of 
Latin America — Buenos Aires and Mexico City. 
We extend to them a warm welcome to our coun- 
try and our conference, and our best wishes for 
their ministry in our midst. 

Eduardo Coria 

Pastor Eduardo Coria is the 
Senior Pastor of the new Hope 
Grace Brethren Church in 
Buenos Aires. The Hope 
Church is a merger between 
the Don Bosco, Wilde, and 
Sarandi congregations. Born in 
the Cordoba Province of Argen- 
tina, Pastor Coria graduated Pastor Coria 
in 1960 from the Grace Brethren Bible Institute 
in Almafuerte. He was married in 1961 to Nora 
and became pastor of the Tancacha church. In 
1964, he became one of the directors of the 
Almafuerte Bible Institute, participating in the 
radio program hosted by missionary Lynn 
Schrock. In 1972, he moved with his family to 
Buenos Aires where he became pastor of the Don 
Bosco church while serving with a Christian 
recording studio. In 1988, he left the studio to 
become one of the few full-time pastors of the 
country. Pastor Coria has three children and six 
grandchildren. 

Mariano and Margarita Azcarate 

For the past five years, Peruvian born Mariano 
Azcarate has pastored the Grace Brethren Church 
in Mexico City. It was through the ministry of this 
church that Mariano one day came to know Jesus 
Christ as his Savior while passing through Mex- 
ico on his way to the United States searching for 
a better life. That was in 1981. Hungry to know 
more about the Bible he soon decided to formal- 
ly study in a Latin American seminary. Mariano 
married a member of the Mexico City GBC, 
Margarita. 
After four years of seminary studies, Mariano 
returned to Mexico City to 
pastor his first church. Mariano 
has focused on developing 
capable leaders who are able to 
direct others. His strong points 
include Bible teaching and 
marriage counselling. 

Mariano, 36, and Margarita, 
34, have three children: Andres 
Eduardo (8), Mariano (5), and 
Pastor Azcarate Maria Julia (2). 




HERALD/ August 15, 1991 



9 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Where is God When Friendship Hurts? 



Diane stared in shock at the letter in her hand. 
She read it again, hoping that she had 
misunderstood its message. 

Diane, 

You won't need to help me get the kids to 
the doctor on Friday. We will manage just 
fine on our own. You never do any of the 
things you promise, so from now on we'll 
take care of ourselves. 

We don't need for you to tell us about God 
and His love. He has never done anything to 
help us, even though I've prayed many 
times. People like you always try to force 
their ideas about God on others. I'm glad 
this is a free land where we don't have to pay 
any attention to people like that. 

Sarah 
P.S. It won't work out for us to come for the 
holidays. I'll get your typewriter back to you 
somehow after I finish this course. I'll mail 
the books as soon as I finish them. 

Diane dropped the letter on the kitchen counter. 
Was Sarah trying to tell her that this was the end 
of their friendship? She had called Sarah long 
distance two days ago to let her know that her car 
was in the shop for major repairs and she would 
not be able to make the two-hour trip to Sarah's 
town to drive her children in for their checkups. 
She had thought that Sarah understood that this 
was a situation beyond Diane's control. 

Her mind wresded with Sarah's accusation that 
she never did anything to help her. Could Sarah 
really believe that? Of course, Sarah didn't know 
about many of the sacrifices that Diane and her 
family had made for her. Diane had been very 
careful never to tell Sarah about them. She thought 
of the time that finances were very tight and her 
husband had been given a chance to earn some 
overtime. They had planned on using the money to 
repair some leaks in the roof, but Sarah had been 
going through hard times financially since her 
divorce, and had called in tears. Diane and her 
husband had discussed the situation, and the 
money from the overtime check had gone to Sarah. 

Shortly after that, Sarah had been invited to go 
with some friends to a cabin for a week. These 
friends did not care much for children and had not 
invited Sarah's children. Diane and her family had 
kept the children for the week, even though they 
had house guests of their own at the time, so Sarah 
could have the break she needed. 

Then there was the piano which at the time 
Sarah had said was a dream come true. But it was 
Diane who had scanned the papers, looking for the 
"dream," an affordable used piano. And it was 



Diane's husband and brother-in-law who had 
transported the heavy piano to Sarah's house, 
giving up their day off to make the trip. 

As she racked her brain to think of what Sarah 
could be thinking of, nothing came to mind except 
that she had once offered to include some of 
Sarah's items in a garage sale. None of them had 
sold, and Sarah had felt cheated. Oh, yes, Sarah 
had also asked her to try to sell a set of tapes that 
Sarah's children had outgrown, but Diane hadn't 
been able to find a buyer. "Help me, Lord, to know 
what else I've done to hurt Sarah, " she cried in 
her heart, "and show me how to make it right." 

Hadn't she prayed for Sarah enough? The ques- 
tion was, how could she pray for her more? All day 
long, it seemed, every day, her heart cried out to the 
Lord for her friend. Why hadn't God answered her 
prayers for Sarah? Why hadn't He proved Himself 
to Sarah before she turned against Him? Why didn't 
He prove Himself to her now, and dispel her doubts? 

They had been so close: college roommates, best 
friends and confidants; they had even chosen the 
same career. Diane had truly thought of Sarah as 
a sister. Why was it that Sarah had stopped believing 
in God and become the angry person she was today? 

Diane would have laughed at Sarah's accusation 
that she was forcing her ideas on her, except it hurt 
to think that Sarah could really believe what she 
was saying. Sarah had once claimed to love God 
as Diane did, and they had attended the same 
church for years, until Sarah married and moved 
away. Now that Sarah was rejecting God, she had 
told Diane to instruct her children to never 
mention God to Sarah's children. Diane had 
responded in her last letter that God was too much 
a part of their lives, and that she could not require 
that her children consciously deny His presence 
in their lives. That, according to Sarah, meant they 
were forcing their beliefs on her. 

As Diane slowly picked up the letter and placed 
it back in the envelope, she felt the same ache 
inside her that she had felt when her grandfather 
died. "It's actually worse," she thought. "With 
Sarah I can't rest in the assurance that she is with 
the Lord. I can only pray that she changes her 
mind before it's too late." 

What is Diane's responsibility to her friend? 
Does friendship mean continuing to bear hurts 
yourself in order to help someone? What does the 
Bible say that Diane should do next? Write your 
suggestions for Diane, based on what you believe 
the Bible teaches and send it to: WMC Editor, 
Brethren Missionary Herald Co., P.O. Box 544, 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 

Deadline: August 25. Your suggestions will be 
printed in the October issue of the HERALD. 



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HERALD/ August 15, 1991 



GRACE SCHOOLS 



Inner City Ministries 



Ministry in inner-city Philadelphia. 

There are people everywhere you look. One 
million, six hundred thousand faces packed into 
this "inner city". 

They are Philadelphia. 

Four Grace Theological Seminary alumni — all 
Grace Brethren pastors — and their families are part 
of inner-city Philadelphia. They are there with the 
most important mission of all in the teeming 
city — to bring the good news. 

Mike Brubaker (M.Div. '83) has been there the 
longest. "Though I was a country bumpkin, the 
Holy Spirit drew me to urban work all through my 
life." His undergraduate years at Philadelphia 
College of Bible placed him right in the middle of 
the city. 

While at Grace Seminary. Mike participated in 
the Grace Prayer Bands, a factor which kept the 
burden for inner city alive within him. 

"I had learned to love Philadelphia 20 years 
before God put me there as Associate Pastor at 
First Brethren Church in Philadelphia." 

That was in 1981. Mike, his wife Margie, and 
their daughters Charlanne and Amy are still there. 
He's been the Senior Pastor since 1983. 

Steve Blake (M.Div. '78) took the challenge of 
Third Brethren Church nearly five years ago. 
"When we got here." Steve remembers, "they 
averaged only about 20 in attendance and were 
ready to shut the doors. Now we average about 89." 

Steve is on the street more than in the office. 
"Sure I still study and preach, but the inner city 
is people, and I love people. I want to meet them 
and start building relationships." 

"We don't play church here and open up only on 
Sunday. It is a life for us." 

Steve and his wife Ruth and their four children 
James. Mackenzie. Morgan, and Cara live just 
three minutes from the church. It is a rough, 
welfare area beset with crime, violence, and drugs. 
"We take precautions, but God has to take care of 
us. We can't live in fear." 

Steve Makofka (BA '83, M.Div. '88) is the rookie. 

Steve and his family live in the Fishtown area 
as Grace Brethren Home Missions urban church 
planters. 

"We started from scratch. Within a one-mile 
radius of us there are 45.000 people and only two 
other Bible-preaching churches. Both are fairly 
small. 

We just walked outside and started talking to 
people. Developing the skill of talking with people 
is a matter of survival. The foundation of the urban 
church pastor is his ability to initiate conversations 
with people." 

With an average attendance of 30. the congrega- 
tion of Liberty Grace Brethren Church has moved 




Steve Makofka, 
Mike Brubaker, 
Steve Blake. 

its meetings from the Makofka's house to a local 
funeral home. 

Steve and his wife Lorrie (formerly Lorrie 
Gottschalk. who earned her AS degree in Nursing 
from Grace College in 1982) have two children. 
Kristin, and Kaitlin. 

The latest addition to the Philadelphia team is 
Jim Brown, his wife. Lisa, and their three children. 
Jason. Jared. and Jennifer. 

The Browns are members of First Brethren 
Church and are working on plans now to plant a 
new Grace Brethren Church. Crossroads Grace 
Brethren Church of Philadelphia, in the Mayfair 
section of the city. 

Jim is a May 1991 M.Div. graduate of Grace 
Theological Seminary and is now completing the 
licensure process in the Northern Atlantic District 
of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Jim 
had been youth pastor on the staff at First 
Brethren before entering Grace Seminary in 1988. 

The needs of the people scream out in 
Philadelphia — there's no doubt what to do with your 
time and \ision. But. how to meet those needs? 

Mike Brubaker: "We are seeking to increase our 
membership to 300. That way we would have a 
firm base on which to branch out into the city to 
do more work." 

Steve Blake: "We are fighting against Satan to 
develop a core of Sunday-after-Sunday men with 
strong commitments in their lives. We want this 
church to become an accurate reflection of the 
neighborhood racial population and meet the 
needs of everyone in the racial mixture." 

Steve Makofka: "We are aiming toward a perma- 
nent facility by next year. We are also working to 
increase our people's skills in evangelism. To 
accomplish these things we specifically are seek- 
ing two churches to adopt us. to help us financially, 
visit often and pray for us." 

Jim Brown: "Philadelphia is a traditional, yet 
contemporary city. I see great opportunities for the 
multiplication of new churches throughout the 
city. This is the area of the traditional roots of the 
Brethren churches in our country, and there is a 
lot to do in the city today to bring the good news 
of Christ to so many people. We are truly excited 
as we look at future opportunities." 



HERALD/ August 15, 1990 



11 



HOME MISSIONS 



God's Wonderful Provision 



By Pastor Scott Weaver 



On April 7, 1991, 
at 2:30 p.m., we 
met for the 
Ground Breaking Ser- 
vice for our new 
building. There were 
98 members, guests, 
and friends present. It 
was a cool, clear day. 
Less than an hour 
afterwards it began to 
rain, and the rain con- 
tinued for more than 
a week. However, God 
gave us a glorious day 
from early morning 
throughout the after- 
noon on a day that 
our church had been 





dreaming of for the past two years! 

The five acres of land that God made available 
to us for $70,000 is now worth at least $200,000. 
We continue to be amazed at the Lord's blessing 
and direction. 

On April 18, workers excavated, dug holes, and 
poured cement for the new building. The next day 
they set huge beams on which to hang the build- 
ing. It seemed slow in those opening days, but then 
things began to really take place. On April 27, they 
set the trusses for the roof upon which plywood 
and shingles were applied. 

Each Friday at 10:00 a.m. our building commit- 
tee met with the contractor to discuss problems. 



Clockwise: Pastor Scott Weaver leads the ground- 
breaking service. 
A prayer of dedication is given for the new facility. 

Jim Johnson, Director of the Grace Brethren 
Investment Foundation, shares during the ground- 
breaking of the new building. 

Things went well until May 3 when we learned that 
we were going to be forced to construct a 
deceleration lane and move the telephone pole! 
The contractor said it might cost $1,500 to $2,500 
to move the telephone pole. The cost of this entire 
project would be $10,000 which had not been 
included in our original construction cost. But God 
had other plans! 

We found that there were two telephone poles, 
and they belonged to the City of Mishawaka. The 
city officials proved to be very helpful. After look- 
ing the situation over, they offered to move both 
poles for nothing! They even ran the underground 
power line and set a new transformer at NO COST. 
How wonderful our God is! 

God also led one of our own church families to 
offer to pay for the deceleration lane! What a great 
God we have!! 

The contractor, Rufus Martin, is a born again 
man. He has been so conscientious and has done 
a wonderful job. Almost all of the sub-contractors 
and workers are Christians as well. 

Everything kept right on schedule. By mid-June 
the rock lath was completed, the brick work was 
going up beautifully, and the siding had been ap- 
plied. The electricians, plumbers, and earth 
movers all hustled so that we could move in by 
mid-August. 

We included in the church bulletin each Sunday 
a list of items that could be provided as memorials 
in the new building. Our people have enjoyed 
underwriting them: church steeple, $2,500; pulpit 



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HOME MISSIONS 



chairs, $350; sign, $1,500; piano keys at $69.80 
each; refrigerators and stoves for the kitchen, etc. 
Two of our men, Robert Chaffee and Ed Dressier, 
have completed a beautiful oak pulpit, altar table, 
and two flower stands for a total cost of $350. These 
items would have cost us $2,500. 



The WMC ladies of the North Kokomo Grace 
Brethren Church put together and sold cookbooks 
with recipes provided by ladies of both of our 
churches. The North Kokomo church invited our 
people to an evening service on July 21. They 
planned an evening of fellowship after the regular 
service and presented our church with $800 for 
our new hymn books. What a sweet time together! 
God has been putting it all together for us 
through the members of our Grace Brethren Fellowship: 
Home Missions, Brethren Investment Foundation, district 
churches, and many other of God's people. We are so very 
grateful for all the gifts and sacrifices that have been made. 
Our first worship service in our new church building 
should be on August 18. and the Mishawaka Grace Brethren 
DEDICATION SERVICE is being planned for September 22. 
1991. All our friends are invited to attend, if possible, and 
rejoice with us in God's wonderful provision! 




Although the pace seemed slow In the opening days, 
construction has moved right along. Pastor Scott Weaver 
and the Mishawaka, Indiana, GBC, are planning the first 
worship service in the new building for August 18. 



HERALD/ August 15, 1991 



13 



BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



Alliance, Nebraska 



One Year Later! 



(An interview with Jules Ostrander, Pastor of an Independent Baptist Church in Alliance. Nebraska, scene 
of an unprecedented spiritual revival that transformed a town of 9,500 in May of 1990) 



Ron: I've read articles in Moody Monthly and 
elsewhere about what happened. Could you tell us 
more? 

Jules: Revival took place! I began meeting with 
preachers of other churches— Evangelical Free, 
Assemblies of God and others and prayed and 
believed God, and that's what was going on prior 
to 1990. We had the Anders Family, an evangelistic 
team, in for eight days. Big things began to occur 
and God prompted us to go on another week, and 
it ended up going 9 1 /2 weeks! The articles reported 
that 1,000 people came to Christ. A number of 
these were unchurched people who are still active 
in churches today. 

A major result of what occurred was a youth 
work, called the Alliance Teen Outreach Mission. 
God prompted a young man in my church, with 
no formal training, to begin a work which 
ministers to around 40 or 50 kids. One teenager 
who got turned around was a drug dealer a year 
ago. He has won 20 people to Christ. Teens are 
coming out of a background of drugs and 
Mormonism; many have never been to a church 
before. 

Cross-denominational meetings are continuing. 
Church attendance is up in Bible-believing 
churches. I think I can safely say there is a greater 
commitment in my church to obey the Scripture 
than there was before. In the last two months my 
entire church board resigned, one at a time, on the 
basis that they didn't qualify according to I 
Timothy 3 to be leaders in the church. So we've 
put in a whole new board. One man said, "I don't 
want to hold back what Jesus wants to do in this 
church and in this town." 

We've started a full-time nursing home ministry. 
A man and his wife who recently moved here are 
working in eight or nine nursing homes, driving 
600 miles a week, winning elderly people to Christ. 
I could take you to a number of couples who were 
saved and baptized a year ago that are still making 
a difference, still growing. 

Ron: What was the key element in all of this? Was 
it prayer? 

Jules: It's prayer, but it isn't just prayer. It is 
prayer crossing denominational lines which most 
people aren't willing to do. I pray and meet with 
the Charismatic camp. We're going to spend all of 
eternity together, therefore I think we ought to try 



to get along with each other now. So that's a key. 
Another is vision; expecting God to do something. 
We saw vision, expectation and cooperation 
among churches. 

Ron: How has the revival affected evangelism in 
your church? Do your people feel free to share their 
faith? 

Jules: Oh yes, that's occurring. When I came here 
three years ago the highest percentage of the town 
did not know this church existed. That has com- 
pletely changed. Everybody is aware of the church 
and what we stand for. We've been branded as a 
radical, wild church in the city. But definitely, 
people are taking a stand in the workplace. Many 
of them are carrying tracts and inviting people. It 
has become the talk of the town. 
Ron: Would you include unity as a necessity to 
revival? 

Jules: Absolutely! If you study anything on revival 
in the past, you'll find that when the denomina- 
tional distinctives, the lesser issues, were set aside, 
that's when God began to work. I personally 
believe the Holy Spirit is grieved at most cities in 
America because of the way preachers and 
churches treat each other and talk about each 
other. 

Ron: Tell me your thoughts about the future for 
your community and church. What are you think- 
ing as you look ahead? 

Jules: I don't think we've even gotten started! 
We've been running two services since the revival, 
and we're going to acquire another building and 
be debt-free on the first day. I'm expecting some 
churches to close. (We always like to look at the 
positive side, the upbeat side of revival, but we 
need to recognize that there is a backside to 
revival.) I'm expecting the Bible churches to get 
bigger, hotter, more dynamic. I'm still believing 
God to take the town. We've seen a revival and 
revival is when God's people get right with Him. 
And that's going on to a lesser extent even today. 
I'm expecting an awakening. An awakening is 
when lost people turn to Jesus by the droves. 
That's what I'm expecting in Alliance. My heart- 
beat is revival in the country . . . coast to coast! 
Ron: Amen! Thanks, Jules. 

—Submitted by Ron E. Thompson 



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MINISTRY RESOURCES 



Constructing The Vision 
Through Missions 



Several years ago the GBC in Cincinnati, 
Ohio found itself facing an unusual challenge. 
Our congregation was primarily comprised of 
families with young children. While Sunday 
School curriculum was plentiful, we discovered 
that there was little available for children's 
church ministries. Since the philosophy of our 
children's ministry was to promote world 
missions, we determined it was necessary to 
develop our own curriculum focusing on global 
missions. This project was directed by Judy 
Brown and Sue Collins. 

Wanting to give our children a "heart to 
change the world," we began our journey to 
create this new curriculum. Due to the wide 
age range (grades 1-6), very few materials were 
suitable as written. We wanted hands-on, 
missions-oriented lessons and we were drawn 
to materials from the U.S. Center for World 
Missions that were written for kindergarten 
children. We used their concept of a "country- 
a-month" theme, selected our destinations and 
continued our travels. 

Beginning with Brazil we focused on songs, 
recipes and artifacts from Dan and Nancy 
Green, our missionaries to Brazil. We 
highlighted Judy and Eric Brown's mission trip 
to visit the Greens on the field. (Our current 
format includes "visits" to 12 Grace Brethren 
Foreign Mission fields). 

Our "trip" was extended one month at a time 
as the writers alternated teaching and writing 
duties. (A third couple, Clark and Carol Sarver, 
also helped with the teaching). Much time was 
spent compiling resources, researching cul- 
tural aspects of each country and coordinating 
Christian and secular materials. The material 
is complete and detailed, although supple- 



by Susanne Collins 

ments from sources such as Child Evangelism 
Fellowship are helpful. 

Many children brought neighbors and en- 
thusiasm was high. Being a normally active 
group, we provided songs, games, A-V 
materials, crafts, a missions lesson and food 
experience on a weekly basis, with activites 
changing every 10-15 minutes. We included 
parties, special programs presented to the 
entire congregation and a restaurant trip. 

We learned about holidays, festivities, 
language, cuisine and customs. While each 
culture was different, we emphasized the one 
thing they had in common . . . their need to 
believe in Jesus Christ. We attempted to 
decorate the classroom to reflect the country 
we were studying. However, meeting in a 
rented middle school facility hampered this 
effort. (One of our favorite experiences was 
studying the C.A.R. during the summer 
because we were able to leave our stone "camp- 
fire" and bulletin boards up for the whole 
month). We often talked about how we could 
even more effectively facilitate the program 
"when we get our building." 

Three years after beginning our journey we 
have chosen to share our curriculum with 
other churches to benefit our building pro- 
gram. Selected portions have been used with 
success by GBFM, churches. Christian schools 
and public schools. Our desire is to make these 
materials available by this year's national 
conference. 

Producing this material has been a total 
church project: written by various members, 
type-set by Steve Strouse, edited and promoted 
by Kathy Clark with cover design by Micah 
Collins. We trust that God will use this project 
to honor His name! 



HERALD/ August 15, 1991 



15 



FICTION 



Christian Fiction Author Hopes Book 
Will Lead Others to Christ 



by Chip Alford 



Colleen Snyder cannot 
imagine life without 
books. 

"My earliest childhood 
memories are of my 
mother reading 'Winnie 
the Pooh to us kids," said 
the 36-year-old Colum- 
bus, Ohio, bookkeeper 
and budding author. "She 
would sit there with this 
stuffed bear on her lap 
and act out all the char- 
acters. It was wonderful." 

Snyder continues the 
tradition with her own 
children, Katie, 10, and 
7-year-old Mark Jr., better 
known as "Bear." But she 
was determined to share a 
more eternal message 
with her kids than could 
be conveyed through hu- 
morous bedtime stories. 

After becoming a Chris- 
tian as a young adult, Snyder developed a voracious 
appetite for books with religious themes. 

"Somebody introduced me to the C.S. Lewis 
'Chronicles of Narnia' books and I loved them," 
Snyder said, referring to a series of fiction fantasy 
novels by the British scholar/theologian. "When 
Katie got old enough I began reading them to her, 
and we read through them twice and she still 
wanted to hear them again." 

But rather than read through the series a third 
time, Snyder decided to take a stab at writing her 
own children's book. 

"I had been writing a lot for years, not for publica- 
tion, just for my own enjoyment, " said Snyder. "But 
I thought I might be able to write a story that could 
get across to Katie and Bear some biblical principles, 
so that they could come to faith in Jesus as children 
instead of having to wait until they are grown up like 
I did. 

"I saw that C.S. Lewis incorporated fantasy into 




Columbus, Ohio— Colleen Snyder reads to her two children, Katie and Mark, 
Jr. (Bear), from the original handwritten manuscript of her first book, 
"Journey to Amanah: The Beginning." The Christian fiction book is to be 
released this month by Broadman Press. (Photo by Jim Veneman). 

his writing and that you can marry fantasy and 
Christianity without losing the message of Christ. 
Seeing how well he did it made me at least want to 
try- 
Initially, Snyder wrote her "book" as a story to 
read only to her children. She wrote each chapter 
in longhand while her daughter was away at 
kindergarten. The story revolved around two 
children, Katie and Mark, who were on a mystical 
journey to "Chayah," the Hebrew word for "life" or 
"heaven." 

"I wrote a chapter a day so we could read 
something new each night," Snyder remembered. 
"And Katie was a very strict editor because if I ever 
didn't come through she would say, 'But Mommy, 
you promised me a new chapter.' " 

The handwritten manuscript was finished in less 
than three weeks, and Snyder typed the first copy 
with then two-year-old Bear lying across her 
shoulder. She eventually shared the story with a 



16 



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FICTION 



"writing buddy" from California who encouraged 
her to revise the story and submit it for 
publication. 

"I had to make some changes," Snyder ex- 
plained. "There were some theological kinks that 
had to be worked out, and then I decided to turn 
the whole story into an allegory that would 
demonstrate the journey to faith in Christ." 

Snyder made several revisions before submitting 
the manuscript to publishers for consideration. 
The story title was changed from Journey to 
Chayah to Journey to Amanah. "Amanah" is the 
Hebrew word for "faith". Most of the characters 
were given Hebrew names with meanings relative 
to their role in the story, and their ages were 
changed to make them appeal to teen-agers and 
young adults, as well as children. 

As most writers do, Snyder had to face rejections 
before Broadman Press agreed to publish Journey 
to Amanah: The Beginning. The book, which is 
being billed as a Christian fiction novel, was sched- 
uled for a July release by; the Nashville, TN based 
publishing house. 

In its published form. Journey to Amanah 
follows the adventures of Rachael and Jonathan 
Adamson. On their mystical journey, the two learn 
about "Haben Jah" (the son of God), and must 
decide whether to trust him or "Adam Chata," 
(man of sin) the evil governor of "Tebel-Ayr" (city 
of confusion). 

Tempted at every turn, the young travelers are 
led astray by false guides who take them to 
dangerous locations like "The City of Delights" 
and the "Pit of Despair." They are given helpful 
guides as well, but in the end it is their own faith 
that determines whether they arrive at their 
destination. 

In many ways, Snyder said the story parallels her 
own journey of faith. 

"On New Year's Eve in 1974 I was alone in my 
apartment. I can remember getting on my knees 
and crying out to God, if there was a God, to take 



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my life and do something with it. or I'd take it 
myself," Snyder recalled. 

"That night while I cried and prayed I felt a 
peace and I knew everything was going to be 
alright." 

A short time later Snyder joined the Air Force 
and was assigned to a missile unit squadron in 
North Carolina. 

"My squadron commander and immediate 
supervisor were born-again Christians. They took 
me under their wing and their families kind of 
adopted me and got me involved in a Bible study. 
That is where my walk with the Lord really began 
and I've been walking with Him ever since." 

Today, Snyder is an active member at Trinity 
Grace Brethren Church in Columbus with her 
husband, Mark. But like the characters in her book 
she. too, has faced obstacles in her Christian 
pilgrimage. One was overcoming the New Age 
philosophy she had been taught during her 
childhood and adolescence. She purposely in- 
cluded New Age terminology and ideas in her book 
and had the characters discover them to be false 
teachings. 

"I was hoping to counter a lot of the New Age 
philosophy that is being taught out there today, the 
subtlety of it, how it twists Scripture and results 
in confusion," she said. 

Perhaps more important, though, is Snyder's 
hope that the book will actually become a tool for 
evangelism. She was thrilled when Broadman 
asked her to include her Christian testimony as an 
epilogue to the story. 

"My hope for this book is that someone would 
read it and come to faith in Christ," she said. "If 
only one person does that, then it will have all been 
worth it." 

Chip Alford is the Feature Reporter for the 
Nashville Bureau of Baptist Press. 



HERALD/ August 15, 1991 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Jeff Dunkle is the new pastor of 
the Grace Brethren Church of Mel- 
bourne, FL. 

Lyle Sweeney has resigned from 
the pastorate of the Pike Grace 
Brethren Church of Johnstown, PA. 

There is an immediate need for 

a Director of the Physical Plant of 
Grace College. This person has the 
responsibility for the maintenance, 
custodial, grounds, central supply, 
audio/visual, security, and transpor- 
tation functions, He will be accoun- 
table for a sizable staff and budget. 

The successful candidate would 
preferably possess the following 
qualifications: proven effectiveness as 
a leader and manager of a large staff, 
good at planning and administration, 
strong interpersonal skills, commit- 
ment to customer service, and a solid 
knowledge of the primary areas of 
physical plant operations such as 
construction, electrical, heating, cool- 
ing, and plumbing. 

Interested individuals should mail 
an updated resume to Ron dinger, 
c/o Grace Schools, 200 Seminary Dr., 
Winona Lake, IN 46590. 

Robert Markley, who has pastored 
churches in the Fellowship for many 
years, has recently had to undergo a 
triple bypass operation. He is getting 
along as well as can be expected. 
Continued prayer has been requested 
on his behalf. 

John Garber, son of Rev. and Mrs. 
Martin Garber who have served on 
the African mission field for many 
years, was seriously injured July 4, 
1991. He was burned over 35 percent 
of his body from an explosion. 

Larry Humberd has accepted the 
call to be the pastor of the Lehigh 
Valley Grace Brethren Church of 
Bethlehem, PA, as of July 1, 1991. Un- 
til the Humberds have secured a per- 
sonal address, they can be reached 
by using the church address: 580 
Bridle Path Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017. 

The First Brethren Church of 
Buena Vista, VA, honored its Senior 



Pastor Dr. Paul R. Fink and his wife, 
Mary Lou, with a surprise Fortieth 
Wedding Anniversary reception on 



June 16. They were presented with a 
three-tier wedding cake, many gifts, 
and a shower of money. 



Change Your Annual 

Arrington, Harold. His 
personal telephone 
number is 216/794-2752. 

Card, Charles. P.O. Box 
72146, Fort Bragg, NC 
28307. 

Diaz, John. 407 Queen St., 
Portsmouth, VA 23704. 

Dunkle, Jeff. 906 Delta 
Way, Melbourne, FL 
32940. 

Hartman, John. P.O. Box 
135, Osceola, IN 
46561-0135. 

Hudson, Elliott. 3307 
Martin Farm Rd., 
Johnson City, TN 37601. 

Humberd, Larry, c/o Lehigh 
Valley Grace Brethren 
Church, 580 Bridle Path 
Rd., Bethlehem, PA 
18017 (Tel. 215/868-0004). 

Ocealis, Mike. His 
telephone number is 
904/607-7674. 

Patrick, John. 1351 

Brownsboro Hwy., Eagle 
Point, OR 97524-9431. 

Poyner, Randy. P.O. Box 
350621, Palm Coast, FL 
32135-0621. 

Ryerson, Milton. 1105 
Sunday Lane, Winona 
Lake, IN 46590. 

Satterthwaite, Richard. 
Almudaina 21-7, 2, 
46007-Valencia, Spain. 

Sowers, Larry. R. 1, Box 
555, Hollidaysburg, PA 
16648. 

Stallter, Tom. 612 N. Miami 
St., West Milton, OH 
45383-1914. 

Wall, F. Eugene. RQ Box 
741, Miamisburg, OH 
45343-0741. 

The address of the 
Hackberry Hill Grace 
Brethren Church is: 
6980 Pierce St., Arvada, 
CO 80003. The name of 
the church has now 
been changed to the 
Grace Fellowship 
Church. 



The address for the 

Clayhole church is 4335 
Hwy. 476, Clayhole, KY 
41317. 

The zip code for the 

Maranatha Brethren 
Church of Hagerstown, 
MD, is 21742. 

Weddings 

Kaylor: Trisha Weiant and 
Todd Kaylor were mar- 
ried on April 13, 1991, at 
the Grace Brethren 
Church of Myerstown, 
PA. Luke Kauffman, 
pastor. 

Giorgio: Tammy Stauffer 
and John Giorgio were 
married on April 20, 
1991, at the Grace 
Brethren Church of 
Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Sattazahn: Ann Ziegler and 
Steve Sattazahn were 
married on May 25, 
1991, at the Grace 
Brethren Church of 
Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Deaths 

Edenfield, Mary, 73, 
February 17, 1991. She 
was a member of the 
Grace Brethren Church 
of Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Haller, Wesley, 68, June 5, 
1991. He had served the 
Grace Brethren Church 
of Middlebranch, OH, 
from 1954 to 1969, and 
again from 1983 to the 
present. He had served 
the Lord in pastorates 
for forty years. Pastors 
who participated in the 
memorial service were: 
Terry Taylor (Canton), 
Bud Olszewski (Ritt- 
rrian), and Ron Boehm 
(Macedonia). 



Hartman, Mabel, 96, went 
home to be with the 
Lord on March 9, 1991. 
She was the oldest 
member of the Grace 
Brethren Church of 
Myerstown, PA. Luke 
Kauffman, pastor. 

Latham, Vernon, 68, July 5, 
1991. For many years 
Vernon had served on 
the Grace Brethren 
Construction Company 
erecting churches for 
the National Fellowship 
of Grace Brethren 
Churches. He was 
presently in Kokomo, IN, 
superintending the erec- 
tion of an addition to 
the North Kokomo 
Grace Brethren Church. 
A memorial service was 
conducted in 
Okeechobee, FL, and a 
graveside service in 
Orlando, FL. 

Shope, Janet, 74, 

December 19, 1990. She 
was a charter and very 
active member of the 
Grace Brethren Church 
of Vandalia, OH. 

Stronach, Roy, 84, 

February 22, 1991. He 
was a member of the 
Grace Brethren Church 
of Myerstown, PA. 
Associate pastor, R. 
Paul Miller, officiated at 
the memorial service. 
Luke Kauffman, pastor. 

Tschetter, Wilma Kay, June 
21, 1991. She was the 
daughter of Paul and 
Mary Tschetter and 
sister of Missionary 
Evelyn Tschetter. She 
had suffered from a 
brain tumor for the past 
year. Burial was in 
Kansas. 



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I read a strange statement 
the other day and the more I 
thought about it the stranger 
it became. "People are dying 
who never died before. It's get- 
ting lonely at the top of the 
tree." This quote came from 
Dorothy Donegan at the age of 
68 as she learned that anoth- 
er one of her friends had died. 
There is a lot of truth in the 
statement. I had never heard 
it explained that way before. 

George Gallup passed along 
this quote. "If Christianity 
were to die, sooner or later it 
might affect the Church." 
This researcher of Americans 
and their religious beliefs and 
practices is strange and per- 
haps a bit too close to the 
truth. 

Here is another quote from 
the field of sports, where there 
is a lot of praying done on 
Sunday mornings and after- 
noons. Their theology and 
purpose of prayer I will leave 
up to you to decide. The cen- 
terfielder for the Los Angeles 
Dodgers said, "See, a lot of 
people do not understand, 
. . . but the fact of the matter 
is that if Christ was a player. 
He'd be the best there is. He 
would knock the guy down at 
second base and pick him up 
and say 'I love you.' He'd be 
the best pitcher. He'd come 
inside to push the guy back 
off the plate. He'd do all the 
things a ballplayer does, 
okay, without sinning. You 
can play baseball as hard as 
you can without sin." 

Again, the theological im- 
plications of each of the 
worldly words of wisdom men- 
tioned thus far have some ele- 



ments of truth but they may 
leave you a little cold. They 
are samples of what everyone, 
saved or unsaved, encounters 
each day. The opinions come 
to us by way of newspapers, 
radio, TV talk shows and the 
philosophic words of friends. 

It is said that the most re- 
peated Bible verse is, "God 
helps those who help 
themselves." As you know 
there is a problem with this 
because it is not found in the 
Bible. When something is re- 
peated often enough people 
generally are willing to accept 
it as truth. 

This brings up the purpose 
of this little dissertation. 
There is a great need to be 
exposed to the Bible, to learn 
what it says and discover 
what we need to do. An oft re- 
peated complaint is that we 
are raising a generation of 
Bible illiterates. The tendency 
to respond to sound rather 
than truth may be close to 
reality. The noise of action 
evokes a response from us. It 
is difficult to get away from 
the radio, the cassette player, 
the boom box and the 
television. 

We are being instructed to 
feel more than to think and 
analyze. Relationships with 
people have become more im- 
portant than our relationship 
to God. Is it any wonder we 
are hearing strange messages 
and finding it more difficult to 
hear the message of the Scrip- 
tures? The words of the Bible 
do sound strange to the un- 
saved, but it becomes very se- 
rious when the same words 
sound strange to the church. 




Strange Words 



Are Not 



Necessarily 



Great Words 



of Wisdom! 



by Charles W. Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



CHERALD 

Volume S3 No Q V# Cpnrpmhpr IK 1 QQ1 



September 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

Strange Words 
are Not 

Necessarily Great 
Words of Wisdom! 

Charles W. Turner 

5 National Conference 

1991 Report 

Charles Ashman 

6 Home Missions 

Honors to our 
Chaplains 

Galegor 
Appointment 



8 WMC 

President's 
Message 

Betty Ogden 

10 B.E.M. 

The Way to 
Spiritual Power 

Glen Sheppard 



12 Devotional 
Why Me? 

Fran Fredericks 

14 Fellowship News 

15 Tribute to Mrs. Dorothy 
Dixon 



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NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



REPORT ON NATIONAL CONFERENCE 

f by Charles Ashman 



The Annual Conference of the Fellowship 
of Grace Brethren Churches was held from 
Thursday, July 25, to Thursday, August 1, at 
the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, 
Ohio. The host church, Pastor Jim Custer 
and his people, did a marvelous job in pro- 
viding grand facilities and a most warm wel- 
come to all conference attenders. Their 
regular church staff and host of volunteers 
spent numberless hours arranging for our 
every need — the meeting and exhibit space, 
marvelous music programs, housing, food 
service, hospitality, tours, a very large com- 
munion service and a myriad of other details. 

Pastor Jerry Young, our Moderator, led us 
in what many have called "the best confer- 
ence we have had in years." Some said it was 
the best ever. The spirit was good. The at- 
mosphere was electric with praise and hope. 
The program began with the two day Church 
Leadership Seminar coordinated by Pastor 
Bernie Simmons and featured Dr. Elmer 
Towns and Bill Hull as well as many work- 
shop leaders. There were 370 registrants for 
this seminar. Saturday evening the host 
church choir and orchestra, under the direc- 
tion of Randy Kettering, presented a concert 
titled 'The Story" to almost 1,300 inspired 
worshipers. On Sunday morning, in dupli- 
cate services, our moderator presented his 
message, "Having Hope," in which he empha- 
sized the need in our Fellowship of commit- 
ment to the Word of God, to each other and 
to the hope that is ours in Christ. 

On Sunday evening in a great missions 
rally, 1,350 were challenged by our home 
and foreign mission agencies and missionar- 
ies to have a great evangelistic outreach vi- 
sion for the '90s both at home and abroad. 



Monday, Tuesday and Thursday were 
days committed to group meetings: focus on 
Missions Bible Hours in the morning, orga- 
nizational meetings (WMC, GB Men, GB 
Ministers) and business meetings. One of 
the thrilling experiences of conference busi- 
ness was the acceptance of seven new 
churches into the Fellowship: the Happy 
Valley Grace Brethren Church of State Col- 
lege, PA; the Rocky Ridge Grace Brethren 
Church of New Albany, OH; the Liberty 
Grace Brethren Church of Philadelphia, PA; 
the New Life Community Grace Brethren 
Church of Souderton, PA; the Fellowship 
Grace Brethren Church of Richmond, VA; 
and the New Life Grace Brethren Church of 
Orange County, Cyprus, CA. Representing 
our F.G.B.C. churches in the business ses- 
sions were 764 delegates, 452 lay and 312 
ministerial. 

Monday evening the Columbus people 
hosted an all conference communion service 
in which nearly 1,300 Grace Brethren people 
experienced the special joy of worshiping 
together in a Columbus style threefold 
communion service. Tuesday evening the 
conference attenders shared in a praise ser- 
vice. Wednesday featured something new at 
conference — over 450 attended a prayer 
breakfast sponsored by the major F.G.B.C. 
Cooperating Corporations. On Thursday 
evening the program was climaxed in a very 
moving patriotic service in which Colonel 
David Peterson, the chaplain in charge dur- 
ing the Gulf Operation, gave a stirring mes- 
sage and the musicians of the host church 
presented a heart moving concert entitled 
"America" for a finale to an audience of over 
2,000 people. 



Dr. David Plaster will be moderating 

next year's conference , August 1-6, in Winona Lake, Indiana. 

Rev. Bill Snell has been elected as moderator-elect 

and will service the national conference in 1993. 



HERALD/ September 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 



Honors to Our Chaplains 



Delegates and guests enjoyed a spectac- 
ular patriotic rally on the concluding 
night of the annual conference of the FGBC 
in Columbus. The program featured six mili- 
tary chaplains with special emphasis on 
three men who ministered faithfully and well 
in the Middle East during operations Desert 
Shield and Desert Storm. 

Captains Phil Spence and Charles Card 
(Army) and Lt. Colonel Jim Elwell (Air Force) 
were presented with gifts in recognition of 
their significant spiritual ministry to military 




A scene from the Patriotic Rally held at the 
national Conference. 



personnel in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. 
Assisting in the presentation were two Army 
Chaplains, Colonel Orville Lorenz (retired) 
and Colonel John Schumacher. The sixth 
military representative was Army Colonel 
David Peterson who was the special speaker 
for the occasion. Colonel Peterson was the 
chief chaplain on General Schwartzkopfs 
staff during Desert Storm. 

Executive Director Larry Chamberlain had 
previously presented plaques to the three 
chaplains, acknowledging their service in the 
Persian Gulf. These gifts were given on behalf 
of the Eagle Commission, a strategic support 
group which provides encouragement to the 
military chaplains of the Fellowship. 

"Ministry In Harm's Way," a twelve-minute 
video, was premiered at the rally in the Wor- 
ship Center of the Columbus Grace Brethren 




L to R: Col. Lorenz, Col. Schumaker, the Phil 
Spence family, Lt. Col. Jim Elwell, Capt. Charles 
Card, and Larry Chamberlain. 

Church. The tape included excerpts from in- 
terviews with Chaplains Card, Elwell, and 
Spence, and highlighted their reaction to the 
ministry opportunities God had given during 
the months of preparation and the several 
days of actual combat. 

In conclusion, an opportunity was pre- 
sented to the audience to become a part of 
the Eagle Commission. The monthly contri- 
bution of $15 provides funds for the 
Chaplain Endorsing Agent's office (ably 
administered by retired Navy Chaplain Lee 
Jenkins), travel expenses for chaplains 
attending the FGBC 
National Conference 
or other denomina- 
tional meetings, 
and regular com- 
munication with 
military personnel. 
Chaplains' salaries, 
of course, are cared 
for by the U.S. gov- 
ernment. 

Readers who are interested either in a one- 
time gift or in becoming a member should 
contact the Eagle Commission, P.O. Box 587, 
Winona Lake, IN 46590. For new members, 
an hour -long expanded version of the video 
tape shown at Conference is available upon 
request. In any case, please do remember in 
regular prayer the nine active duty Grace 
Brethren chaplains. 




Col. David Peterson 



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HOME MISSIONS 



Galegor Appointment 

Executive Director Larry Chamberlain has 
announced the appointment of Rev. Steve 
Galegor as Director of Grace Brethren Navajo 
Ministries in Counselor, New Mexico. Steve 
has served as Assistant Superintendent at 
the Mission for two years. He and his wife, 
Chris, and two daughters moved to New Mex- 
ico in 1989 from Milford, Indiana. Steve had 
been the accountant at the home office of 
Grace Brethren 

Home Missions for 
several years prior 
to the move. 

Mr. Galegor suc- 
ceeds Larry Wedertz 
who, with his wife 
Jonnie Lou, served 
at the Mission for 
thirty- three years, 
the last twenty-five as superintendent. Mr. 
Wedertz submitted his resignation last 
spring but continues to help in the transition 
of leadership. 

A graduate of Central State University, Ed- 
mond, Oklahoma, and Grace Theological 




Steve and Chris Galegor 



Seminary, Rev. Galegor is well trained in 
business as well as in pastoral ministry. Dur- 
ing a year's leave of absence for Mr. Wedertz, 
Steve assumed the director's responsibility 
for the Mission which includes a school of 
110-115 students and three Navajo 
churches. 



Focus *92 

Grace Brethren Home Missions is cooper- 
ating with other national organizations in the 
FGBC to sponsor one-day seminars promot- 
ing personal evangelism in our churches in 
an effort to implement one of the objectives of 
our Fellowship's Masterplan: to encourage 
personal evangelism and discipleship,. 

A team of leaders from Home and Foreign 
Missions, Grace Schools, CE National, and 
Brethren Evangelistic Ministries will lead 
these seminars in Ohio at: Brookville (Sep- 
tember 28), Delaware (October 26), and 
Wooster, November 2. Pastors and church 
leaders are invited to participate for encour- 
agement, motivation, and the challenge of 
reaching their communities for Christ. 



News Briefs 

• Pastor Robert Combs, Norton, Ohio, and Mr. 
Robert Bryant, Richmond, Virginia, were elected 
to three-year terms on the Board of Directors of 
the GBHMC. Re-elected also were incumbents, 
Dr. Luke Kauffman, Myerstown, Pennsylvania, 
and Mr. Mark Curtis, Long Beach, California. 

• New Life Community Grace Brethren Church, 
Pastor David Allem, was adopted as a Home 
Mission point at the July meeting of the Board of 
Directors. The church, which began last Easter, 
is an outreach of the Penn Valley GBC in Telford, 
PA. The new work is located in Montgomery 
Township in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

• Three former Home Mission points have 
concluded their ministries with decisions by the 
congregations to dissolve. The church near 
Austin, Texas, closed in mid-July. Pastor Fenton 
McDonald has moved to Mabton, Washington, 
where he has assumed the pastorate of the 
Grace Brethren Church there. 



The church in Charlotte, North 
Carolina, closed at the end of 
July. Pastor Steve Howell is 
open to another ministry. 
Pastor Jim Jackson, formerly 
at the Columbia, South 
Carolina, church, has accepted 
the pastorate of a new GBC in 
Vancouver, Washington. The 
Columbia church concluded its 
services in mid-August. 




Howell family 




• Pastor Lyle Sweeney, 
formerly of the Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania, area (Pike 
GBC), has moved with his 
family to the Dallas-Ft. Worth 
area where he has become 
pastor of the Grace 
Fellowship GBC in Hurst, 
Texas. 



Lorrie and 
Lyle Sweeney 



HERALD/ September 15, 1991 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



WMC President's Message 
at National Conference 



I have completed my third year as National 
President of the Women's Missionary Council 
and if I am to be a good steward, I must evaluate 
my leadership and ask: "Where have we been? 
Where are we now? And where are we going?" 

Recently I did a study of the past 15 years in 
WMC and discovered some interesting statistics. 
Our peak year in the National Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches was 1983 when we 
had 43,000 members, 307 churches, 269 Wom- 
en's Missionary Councils and 4,800 WMC mem- 
bers. Last year, though the number of churches 
increased to 319, the total membership 
decreased to 39,000 and WMC membership fell 
27% from 1983. However, WMC per capita giving 
increased: 1983— $16.08; 1991— $23.38 per 
member. 

I think we can justifiably conclude that we are 
experiencing difficult times in our fellowship as 
well as in our beloved Women's Missionary 
Council. 

On the positive side, in the past five years we 
have been blessed with probably some of the fin- 
est program packets that WMC has ever pro- 
duced. Our thanks to Janet Minnix and her fine 
program packet committee members. From the 
warm fuzzies to the friendship Bible studies we 
were reminded of God's unfailing love. 

The Executive Board is composed of self-start- 
ers who work faithfully and skillfully in their spe- 
cific area. I look forward to meeting with them 
twice a year because the fellowship is sweet, fun 
and refreshing. The unity of purpose is so obvi- 
ous as we hammer out solutions to difficult prob- 
lems! 

The National Board comprised of District Pres- 
idents (as well as the Executive Board) are ladies 
who work hard in their individual districts to 
encourage the local presidents in the ministry of 
missions. We have so many qualified ladies in 
our fellowship. I wish you could hear our district 
presidents' reports on the many things accom- 
plished on the local and district levels. 

I want to commend each one of you as mem- 
bers of WMC for your faithful ministries. Includ- 
ing the national offerings, you contributed 
$82,583 toward special projects in Home and 
Foreign Missions, CE National, Grace Schools 
and the Board of Evangelism. I haven't begun to 
mention all of the things you do in your local 
churches. One pastor wrote to me recently, "Our 
church ministries would greatly suffer without 
the help of our local WMC." 




Mrs. Betty Ogden 

Our missionaries spur us' on with their devo- 
tion and dedication. In her letter, Rosa Churchill 
from Mexico (one of our WMC Missionaries of the 
Year) wrote, "Thank you for your special support 
gift as well as the extra prayer and love directed 
our way during this year." 

Gloria Mendez, church treasurer of the Span- 
ish work in Mabton, Washington, writes, "Thank 
you for your gift. The ministry is expanding. A 
youth group of about twenty is meeting in our 
home in Grandview, Washington. Several fami- 
lies have accepted Christ within the last month. 
With help from many like you, we are sure the 
Lord will be exalted!" 

James Bowling at Grace College expressed 
heart-felt thanks for our financial assistance for 
the Teacher Education Computer Lab. 

Another positive note of rejoicing — James 
Johnson, Director of Grace Brethren Investment 
Foundation, sent us a check for $2,000 after last 
year's conference from the Board of Directors in 
recognition of the many organizations that WMC 
has supported through the years. In closing, Mr. 
Johnson said, "God bless you in your vital work. 
Please accept this gift with our love and 
admiration." 

Our biggest challenge is "Where Are We 
Going?" This question led me to write a three- 
page letter to the Executive Board in early June 
suggesting a study committee for WMC to 
update our procedures and help us reach 
younger women. The make-up of many of our 
councils is women 50 years old and above, and if 
WMC is to have a future, we need to make some 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



bold decisions. 

Church growth specialists suggest dramatic 
changes if we are to reach younger adults. The 
"baby-boomers" have little institutional loyalty— 
they must be challenged by a great cause. They 
have a great need for relationships. We need to 
develop loyalties around fellowship and minister- 
ing. 

Christian women in the '90s are faced with the 
greatest opportunities and the greatest peril. 
Throughout church history periods of heresy, 
apathy and ignorance have been both times of 
danger and opportunity; opportunity to declare 
the full counsel of God — to confront a new age 
with an old message. 

Are you startled, as I am, by the moral and 
ethical bankruptcy that exists even in the evan- 
gelical church today and at the subtle worldli- 
ness that has rendered the evangelical 
community virtually impotent? 

The secularization of the church has been 
masked by its "practicality." The master strategy 
of Satan is his deception. We have been deceived 
to believe in programs rather than in the power 
of the Spirit. We can get women to come to a 
color analysis program, aerobic classes to firm 
and trim, health and diet lectures, craft classes 
and basket weaving, painting, ceramics, quilting 
and swim exercise classes. Getting together is 
great fun and is enjoyable, but we are body, soul 
and spirit (1 Peter 3:3-4). What part gets the 
most attention? Proverbs 31:30 says, "Charm 
and grace are deceptive and beauty is not last- 
ing, but a woman who reverently fears the Lord, 
she shall be praised." 

Are our priorities centered around our per- 
sonal desires, self-improvement, the accumula- 
tion of things, or does Jesus Christ and the 
advancement of His Kingdom have first place in 
our lives? 

I cannot speak to the women who are not 
attending WMC but I can speak to you. So I chal- 
lenge you to recommit yourself to the twofold 
purpose of WMC: 



WMC Offering: 

September, October, November 

(send before December 10) 

Home Missions 
Goal: $8,000 

Project: New Church Start-up Kits 

• • • 

Thank Offering 

We suggest a goal of $3.00 a year per member. 



1. To promote missions at home and abroad; 
and 

2. To enrich your spiritual life through Bible 
study, prayer and personal witnessing. 

The Scriptures offer a solution to the secular- 
ism we are so easily drawn into. In Philippians 
3:30, Paul said, "I want to know Christ and the 
power of his resurrection and the fellowship of 
sharing in his sufferings, becoming like Him in 
his death ..." Paul's standard was not that of 
the society of his day — it was the Person of Jesus 
Christ. 

Paul said in verse 13 he had to do two things: 
The first was "forgetting what is behind." 

Paul said he had to forget those successes and 
failures of the past. All across the Roman world 
were churches that Paul had established— yet he 
refused to become complacent. Paul said he was 
in the race until God took him to Himself. Paul 
could have looked at what he had suffered and 
concluded he had done his part — he had 
endured enough. 

Bless your heart, I trust you will never hear 
Betty Ogden say, "Well, I've served my time in 
WMC, I'm not going anymore." Or, "Don't ask me 
to teach a class of children. I had plenty of years 
of that." Unless my health prevents me, I want to 
serve Him until Jesus comes or He takes me 
home. 

Two Sunday school teachers (Madge and Ber- 
tha) who had taught 35 years were given a retire- 
ment party and the Sunday school 
superintendent was extolling their dedication 
and commitment. He said, "I can just see Madge 
and Bertha in heaven with the little children 
gathered round them." Bertha said to Madge, 
"Good grief, won't they ever let us quit?" 

The second thing Paul said he had to do was 
reach for those things before him. 

There is failure in the Christian race because 
we forget the goal— the goal isn't the rocking 
chair; it isn't "serving time" like a prison sen- 
tence. The goal is to please Christ in our con- 
formity to Him. "I press on toward the goal to 
win the prize for which God has called me heav- 
enward in Christ Jesus" (Hebrews 12:1, 2). 

Let's keep running the race. Invite ladies to 
WMC, sit with them, talk to them, make them 
feel welcome, make your meetings interesting. 
Don't just read the Bible study. If you have only one 
lady who can give a Bible study, have her do it 
each month. But most important, I trust your 
Women's Missionary Council will go forward on 
its knees. Pray for missionaries at home and 
abroad by name — pray at least for those that 
your church supports; read the newsletters they 
write; get to know one another; built relation- 
ships; encourage one another. 

Let's keep running. The prize is before us. The 
race isn't over yet. 



HERALD/ September 15, 1991 



9 



BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



The Way to Spiritual Power 

by Glen Sheppard 



he way to spiritual power involves a hum- 
ble walk with God, Spirit-filled living, constant 
communion with God the Father and a close fel- 
lowship with God the Son and God the Holy 
Spirit. God the Father is seeking great interces- 
sors. The believer never stands taller than when 
he kneels to pray and never moves closer to the 
heart of the Father than on his knees. Interces- 
sion is usually a hidden role. It is a role under- 
valued by most Christians who so often walk 
only superficially with God. 

The only request the disciples ever made of the 
Master concerning instruction was in Luke 11:1, 
"Lord, teach us to pray." In Luke 18:1 the 
instruction is given that men ought always to 
pray and not lose heart. Throughout the entire 
Bible there is a list of great heroes of faith that 
are only explainable in light of their prayer part- 
nership with the Heavenly Father. The same 
prayer partnership that was available to Moses, 
Elijah, David, Peter or Paul is available to you 
and me today. Acts 2:39 says, 'The promise is for 
you and your children." That means that the 
same promise of God's power is available to each 
of us today. Just as those heroes of faith walked 
with God and moved the hand of God to affect 
human history and world evangelization so can 
we if we are willing to pay the price of prayer. 

The great spiritual conquerors of history have 
been heroes who knelt to pray. They were willing 
to pray and then plan while we are busy plan- 
ning and then pray. David Livingstone of Africa, 
John Knox of Scotland, John Wesley of England, 
or Martin Luther the Reformer, were all heroes 
who had learned the key to Spiritual Greatness. 
They were all great prayer giants. 

David Livingstone died on his knees. John 
Knox fought and won the spiritual battle for 
Scotiand on his knees. John Wesley preached for 
54 years, traveled 5,000 miles per year on horse- 
back, traveling a total of 290,000 miles in his 
lifetime, a distance of circling the earth twelve 
times. He averaged preaching fifteen sermons per 
week for 54 years and some secular historians 
credit him with having transformed England. But 
John Wesley was a man of prayer. He said, "God 
does nothing but in answer to prayer." He spent 
two hours each day in prayer. 

All of God's saints were human like you and 



me, but they were mighty in prayer. We will never 
be any greater than our prayer life. We will never 
stand taller than when we kneel to pray. Anyone 
can be great in prayer in spite of all else if he/she 
is willing to walk with God in humility, live in the 
fullness of the Holy Spirit, develop constant com- 
munion with God the Father and have a close fel- 
lowship with God the Son and God the Holy 
Spirit. 

If Moses could be one of the world's greatest 
intercessors and Elijah could be counted by God 
as one of earth's greatest prayer warriors and 
David could overcome his background of adul- 
tery and murder to be known as a man after 
God's own heart, each of us can be a close friend 
of God the Father if we are willing to give our- 
selves to communion and intercession. We can 
determine by God's grace to give priority to 
prayer in new and specific ways. We can form 
good prayer habits. We can learn to discipline 
our time and begin to schedule time for prayer. 
We can redeem moments throughout the day and 
give them to prayer if our hearts are hungry 
enough for close fellowship with Holy God. 

To begin this new dimension of prayer we 
must constantly seek God's face. We must pay 
the price of priority time. God calls us today to 
unite our hearts and lives together in prayer for 
His Kingdom to come, His Will to be done on 
earth as it is being done in Heaven. God's heart 
is turned toward World Evangelization. He is call- 
ing believers throughout the entire earth to a 
new movement of prayer. Join me in taking that 
step today and becoming an intercessor for the 
evangelization of the whole earth. Make some 
time today your prayer time. Make some place 
your prayer place. Should we settle for less when 
the same promise which was for Moses, Elijah, 
David, Peter, Paul, Livingstone, Knox, Wesley or 
Luther is the very same promise for us this very 
day? 

"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY." 



Glen Sheppard is Senior Associate for Prayer for 
the Lausanne Committee for World Evangeliza- 
tion. Reprinted from World Evangelization, Volume 
13 No. 48 September-October 1987. Used by 
permission. 



10 



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11 



DEVOTIONAL 



Why Me? 



Why me?, I mused, as I sat reflecting on the 
darker side of my circumstances. Of course, that 
"why me?" question was backed up with all that 
seems so terribly hard for me right now . . . lately 
things seem to have all gone askew. The things 
I love to do and had fondly planned are now 
removed utterly beyond my reach. This year 
began with the death of my mother, the loss of 
my dearest German girlfriend, personal strug- 
gles of a body that's aging and waves of soul 
searching and longing. These things are 
magnified by living in another culture. I 
thought, Why me? 

That little verse keeps popping into my head 
"If any man would come after me let him deny 
himself." I often ask myself: IF? Have I such a 
purpose, to follow Jesus blindly, utterly, 
regardless of what it might be, as the days come 
and go? I am sure that the Lord gives thought 
to each of us, studying our lives, longing to carry 
out His plan ... if He could only get permission, 
and He is sorely disappointed in many of us. In 
the same split second as the thought flashed 
through my mind, "Why me?", the question of 
"Why NOT me?" reverberated in my head. Can 
you possibly hear the absolute . . . thud . . . 
which that reverse question had as it hit? "Why 
NOT me?" 

I began to think: If the Lord had published a 
want ad describing the exact circumstances in 
which I am now living, would I be willing to ac- 
cept the job? Would I willingly apply? The 
biblical word for this is probably "obedience". 
Paul said in Acts 20:24 "But none of these things 
move me, neither count I my life dear unto 
myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, 
and the ministry, which I have received of the 
Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of 
God." Jesus knew his job description: no 
reputation, service, humility . . . even unto death 
(Phil. 2:5-8). 

Are these the success career goals that one 
envisions for life? If not, then let me say very 
kindly, but very plainly, our lives thus far are a 
failure. Well, things may be moving smoothly in 
the church or business and the family may be 
growing up as we had hoped. But in the main- 
stream of heart and character in the individual 
life, we have failed utterly. Men and women of 



by Fran Fredericks 



God have been able to give themselves in obe- 
dience throughout the ages because of a con- 
fidence in God, believing in His overruling power 
(both in the things which are seen and unseen), 
trusting in His unfailing love, and resting in His 
sovereign wisdom — even in the midst of the 
darkness of His mysteries yet unrevealed. 

Where do I go to apply for my job description 
for today? I "apply" by willingly confessing and 
putting out of my life what displeases Him, no 
matter what that may be. I "apply" by tarrying 
in His presence daily through His Word and 
prayer. I "apply" by allowing the Holy Spirit to 
take full possession of me and to maintain a 
loving, but absolute, monopoly in all my cir- 
cumstances. I "apply" by going, as Jesus has 
asked me to, to serve others. 

I once read of an account told of a foreign 
mission where the work had ended in a certain 
outpost because the workers were all killed by 
the local residents. When all the other mis- 
sionaries of that land were gathered together 
and were asked, "Who will go to retake the work 
left vacant?", every single hand in the room 
immediately was lifted . . . lifted in a "Why NOT 



me 



v 



And in old age, when others fade, 
They fruit still forth shall bring; 

They shall be fat, and full of sap, 
And aye be flourishing. 

(Unknown author: adapted from Psalm 92:14) 




Fran Fredericks (lower center in photo above), her hus- 
band Jim and their four children serve as missionaries 
in Calw, West Germany with Grace Brethren Foreign 
Missions. 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



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you can be informed about 
the most recent happenings 
with the Brethren. 




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We believe they deserve to 
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so we would like to send their 
subscriptions by airmail. How- 
ever, airmail costs for each sub- 
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year. Funding for this ministry 
would need to come from inter- 
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You may designate a missionary 
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Please make your check pay- 
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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Robert Clouse, pastor of the First 
Brethren Church of Clay City, IN, 
has received an excellent report 
after his checkup for his heart trans- 
plant on July 8, 1985. Both Robert 
and Bonnidell are praising the Lord 
for all the new medical technology 
and would like "to publicly thank 
God for six more years of life." 

The Calvary Bible Church of Aus- 
tin, TX, has been closed. 

Jay Fretz will become the new pas- 
tor of the Maranatha Brethren 
Church, Hagerstown, MD, as of 
October 1, 1991. 

The Grace Brethren Church of 

Charlotte, NC, has been closed. 

Scott Franchino has returned to 
Alaska to become the youth pastor 
of the Peninsula Grace Brethren 
Church, Soldotna, AK. 

Gunn Guest House is a 1903 Vic- 
torian Bed and Breakfast nestled in 
the heart of Winona Lake. From the 
wrap-around front porch you can 
view the Homer Rodeheaver Audi- 
torium. You are within walking dis- 
tance to the Billy Sunday Taberna- 
cle and Home and just four blocks 
to Grace Schools. $35 per single 
and $40 per couple. Call Delores 
Gunn at 219-267-7552 or 219-267- 
2023. 

The South Bay Community Grace 
Brethren Church of San Jose, CA, 
is seeking an addition to its pastoral 
staff to serve with special emphasis 
on church growth. Ability to relate to 
young couples under the direction 
of the pastor is required. This posi- 
tion is a trial program that will be 
reviewed and renewed on an 
annual basis. The applicant must 
fully support triune immersion for 
church membership as required by 
our constitution. Interested individu- 
als may send resume to Mr. Ben 
Klus at the church address. 



Change Your Annual 

Amundson, Louis. P.O. Box 772984, Eagle 

River, AK 99577-2984. 
Brown, James. His telephone is: 21 5/332- 

0189. He is pastoring the new 

Crossroads Grace Brethren Church near 

Philadelphia, PA. 
Burns, Stephen. 100 Rhinehart Ave., Dallas 

Center, IA 50063. 
Dickson, Grover. 2044 Barnett St., Oxnard, 

CA 93033. 
Elwell, James. 2134 Crestline Dr., Abilene, 

TX 79702-6228. 
Hocking, Thomas. 5745 Oliva Ave., 

Lakewood, CA 90712-1613. 
Makofka, Steve. His zip is 19125. The 

address of Liberty Grace Brethren 

Church is 2314 E. York St., Philadelphia, 

PA 19125. 
McDonald, Fenton. Box 71 , Mabton, WA 

98935. 
Spence, Phil. 30 Maas St., Ft. Bragg, NC 

28307 (Tel. 919/997-7220). 
Taylor, James. 212 Pinellas St., Lakeland, 

FL 33803-4832. 
Townsend, Kenneth. P.O. Box 5413, 

Central Point, OR 97502-5413. 
Webb, Tony. 3804 Devton Dr., Columbus, 

OH 43228. He is the new pastor of the 

Southwest Grace Brethren Church of 

Columbus, OH. 
The Tri-County Grace Brethren Church 

address is: P.O. Box 328, Royersford, PA 

19468-0328. 

Weddings 

Darr: Vonda Williamson and Michael Darr 
were married on June 22, 1991 , in Maple 
Plain, MN. Shimer Darr, grandfather of 
Michael, performed the ceremony. 
(Submitted by the Winona Lake Grace 
Brethren Church. John Teevan, pastor.) 



Frank: Traci Chamberlain and Kelly Frank 
were married on May 19, 1991, at the 
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 
Winona Lake, IN. Traci is the daughter of 
the Larry Chamberlains. John Teevan, 
pastor. 

Montz: Mary Lou Hummel and Matthew 
Montz were united in marriage May 25, 
1991 , at the Grace Brethren Church, 
Homerville, OH. Robert Holmes, pastor. 

Owen: Laurie Davis and Randy Owen were 
married on July 20, 1 991 , at the Grace 
Village Chapel, Winona Lake, IN. 
(Submitted by the Winona Lake Grace 
Brethren Church, Winona Lake, IN. John 
Teevan, pastor.) 

Silveus: Cynthia Harrell and Scott Silveus 
were married on July 27, 1991 , at the 
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 
Winona Lake, IN. The ceremony was 
performed by Mark Penfold. John 
Teevan, pastor. 

Stark: Cindy Zimmerman and Lee Stark 
were married on June 22, 1991, at the 
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 
Winona Lake, IN. John Teevan, pastor. 

Wonders: Sharon Allebach and Richard 
Wonders, Jr., were united in marriage on 
May 25, 1 991 , at the Mt Calvary Church 
in Elizabethtown, PA. Sharon's father 
(Pastor Jerry Allebach, Palmyra, PA) and 
Rich's pastor (Dan White, York, PA) 
officiated at the ceremony. (Submitted by 
Dan White, York, PA.) 

Deaths: 

Andrew, Ray, 80, May 11, 1991. He was a 
faithful member of the Leon Brethren 
Church, Leon, IA. Russell Betz, pastor. 

Messner, Richard, 61 , July 9, 1 991 . A 
memorial service was held at 
Huntersville, NC. Stephen Howell was in 
charge of the service assisted by Bob 
Messner. Dick was associated with 
Grace Schools for 28 years. 



Mrs. Dixon 

(continued from page 15) 

It was written of the godly Abel that "He being dead, yet speaketh." 
Mrs. Dixon is greatly missed and deeply mourned, but she too will live 
on in the multitude of lives that were touched by hers and were 
changed forever. 

Her children, Richard, Paula, Paul, James, Peter and Deborah (and 
22 grandchildren) rise up and call her blessed . . . her husband also, 
and he praiseth her (Proverbs 31). 

Dean I. Walter, Associate Pastor, GBC of Greater Washington 



14 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



Dorothy B. Dixon 

June 1, 1921-^June 9, 1991 

"She walked so close to her Lord that when the 
accident happened, she just kept walking with only 
the slightest change of pace." This quotation from 
Mrs. Dorothy Dixon's memorial service on July 12 
links her with that rare group of saints of all ages 
who, like Enoch, "walked with God and was not, for 
God took him." 

Dorothy Dixon, wife of Pastor James G. Dixon, 
Jr., of the GBC of Greater Washington, had just 
observed her 70th birthday on June 1. On the fol- 
lowing Saturday, her family and a group of close 
friends had gathered for a surprise late-birthday 
luncheon in her honor. Tributes from her husband 
of 50 years, her children and associates were elo- 
quent in their praise of her gracious Christian spirit 
that flourished in the care of all who came under 
her influence. It was remarked that some private 
schools have their Mother Superiors, but Grace 
Brethren Christian Schools, which she founded, 
had a Superior Mother. Younger pastors and their 
wives also attested that she had been a second 
mother and a spiritual guide to them. 

After the tributes and the singing of some of her 
favorite hymns, Pastor Dixon whispered in her ear, 
"Well, Dorothy, you have just attended your own 
memorial service." She responded that she never 
had anything happen to her that thrilled her more. 
The next evening, on her way with family members 
to the seashore 100 miles away, she stepped softly 
onto another shore that no one dreamed was so 
close! An oncoming car had crashed into the vehicle 
in which she was riding (the driver of the oncoming 
car was killed instantly). 

Mrs. Dixon had hoped that she might live to be 
caught up to be with her Lord "in a moment ... in 
the twinkling of an eye." And while God's program 
for our age did not allow for that, it was as close to 
that reality as anything short of the Rapture could 
have been. She had just enough time to throw her 
garment of care around her loved ones for the last 
time. She saw that all were alive . . . and she asked 
about their welfare. Her last bit of earthly energy 
was spent caring for others. A few minutes later on 
the Medivac helicopter, she soared Heavenward, 
leaving her "outgrown shell" behind. 

Poor health had plagued Mrs. Dixon the last sev- 
eral years of her life. Bronchial difficulties and all 
the attendant side effects had all but squeezed her 
breath from her body, but like the Apostle Paul, she 
accepted her thorn in the flesh, knowing that in 
weakness she could be strong for Christ. Hers was 
a triumph of faith to match the heroes of Hebrews 
11, and no one could have observed her faithful- 
ness without being impressed by this "evidence of 
things unseen." 

Mrs. Dixon was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, 
and raised in Wichita, Kansas, where her parents, 




Dorothy B. Dixon 



Peter and Elsie Hoidale, now in their nineties, and 
her sister. Gwendolyn, still reside. The Dixons 
would have been married 50 years in August. Their 
families and friends had planned to honor them on 
their Golden Anniversary with special ceremonies 
at the Temple Hills Church. This also marks their 
50th year in the Christian ministry, the greater part 
of which was carried out in the Washington, D.C., 
area. They came to Washington's First Brethren 
Church in 1951, and established the GBC of 
Greater Washington in suburban Maryland in 
1962. 

The years at Temple Hills were fruitful years for 
the Dixons, and although Mrs. Dixon had no 
thought of starting a school, the needs of the 
church family for day care moved her into this good 
work in 1965. Year after year another grade was 
added until the 12th grade level was reached. 
Enrollments increased steadily until currently over 
one thousand students attend at four different 
campus locations. It has been rumored that some 
children got into trouble on purpose so that they 
would be sent tc the Director's Office and could sit 
on Mrs. Dixon's lap for motherly instruction. She 
was dearly loved by the students and highly 
respected in the academic community. She retired 
as Director on December 31, 1986. after which she 
became Director Emeritus and continued as a con- 
sultant until her death. 

Eloquent witness was given to the impact of her 
life on the community by the large number of 
people who attended her memorial services, coming 
to pay tribute to this capable and gracious lady. The 
memorial service on June 12 followed closely the 
format of her birthday observance that she had 
attended four days before. The same songs were 
sung and many of the same people took part. In 
addition to those tributes, James Dixon m read 
excerpts from his mother's manuscript of a devo- 
tional book which the family plans to publish soon. 
Mrs. Dixon was buried in a family plot in Wichita 
on Monday, June 17, with Pastor conducting the 
brief service there. (continued on page 1 4) 



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Each year several of my favor- 
ite business magazines flaunt 
themselves by revealing what 
they've discovered about the pri- 
vate lives of a number of individ- 
uals. The goal is to find the 
richest people in the world or 
perhaps limit it to our own 
United States. More copies of 
these special issues of Fortune 
and Forbes magazines are sold 
each year than any other single 
issue. Nearly everyone seems to 
be interested in the private lives 
of this select group. The maga- 
zines had defined this group to 
be millionaires at one time, but 
now with soaring inflation they 
are the billionaires. 

The list has been released for 
this year and again there is a Mr. 
Turner in the group. His name is 
Ted. He made it in the ranks with 
a modest SI. 200. 000,000 which 
is a mere two hundred million 
dollars more than is needed to 
qualify. In the lead is a fellow 
from Brunei who owns 
S32. 000, 000. 000. His name is 
Sultan Hjai Hassanal Bolkiah 
Muizzaddin Waddaulah. With a 
name like this he must be better 
than Smuckers! This Sultan 
boasts a number of oil wells. He 
also loves Polo and offers air-con- 
ditioned stables for his ponies. 1 

Uncle Ted Turner has been en- 
deared to us as the mouth of the 
south. It appears that CNN and 
all that the media business en- 
tails has been good to him. I too 
am in a Turner clan and have 
been in the media business for 
more than twenty years, but my 
name isn't on this most impres- 
sive list. I have been informed 
that Ted has done well because of 
his superb news coverage on 
wars. Well, Ted has no real ad- 
vantage over me, after all I offer 
coverage on the Brethren! So 
there must be some other expla- 
nation for Ted Turner's wealth. 

Why are we so fascinated with 
such great sums of money? Be- 



1 Fortune magazine. September 9. 199 1 . 
p. 59. 



ing rich is often discouraged by 
our churches, yet most people 
know the name of the Reader's 
Digest contest that promises 
S10.000.000. The contest runs 
for about five years and then 
goes through twenty-seven dif- 
ferent phases of offering thou- 
sands of products for sale before 
any funds can be given away. 

There is also the Clearing 
House Sweepstakes that gives 
away a million dollars here and a 
million there. There is more than 
a passing interest in these mail- 
ings. By definition becoming rich 
is a difficult goal to achieve. It is 
the nature of mankind to crave 
more and. may I add. it is the 
fallen nature that cannot be sat- 
isfied. No, neither my name or 
yours is on the list of the rich. 
But I trust it is written in the 
book where the values cannot be 
measured by a worldly means of 
dollars and cents. 

There is an old gospel song 
which says. "... is my name 
written there on the page white 
and fair? In the book of the king- 
dom, is my name written there? 
Lord. I care not for riches. Nei- 
ther silver nor gold: I would make 
sure of heaven, I would enter the 
fold. In the book of thy kingdom 
With its pages so fair. Tell me. 
Jesus, my Saviour. Is my name 
written there? Lord, my sins are 
many. Like the sands of the sea. 
but thy blood. O my Saviour. Is 
sufficient for me: For thy promise 
is written, in bright letters that 
glow 'Though your sins be as 
scarlet. I will make them like 
snow.' Oh. that beautiful city 
With its mansions of light, with 
its glorified beings in pure gar- 
ments of white! Where no evil 
thing cometh To despoil what is 
fair. Where the angels are watch- 
ing. Yes, my name's written 
there. Yes, my name's written 
there. On the page white and fair, 
in the book of Thy kingdom. Yes. 
my name's written there. 

2 Used by permission. Singing His 
Praise. Lexicon Music. Inc.. Newbury- 
Park. CA. 




Is My Name 



Written 



There? 



No and Yes! 



by Charles W Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



'HERALD 

Volume S3 l\Tn in ^^^ Ortnhpr IS 1QQ1 



October 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 

Is My Name 
Written There? 
No and Yes! 

Charles W. Turner 

6 Foreign Missions 

A Vision for the 
Violent City 

Kip Cone 

8 WMC 

1991-92 Officers 



10 B.E.M. 

God Is Calling Us 
to Revival 

Armin R. Gesswein 

12 CE National 

Honor to Whom 
Honor is Due 

BNYC Highlights 

14 SMM 

Today's SMM 



16 Home Missions 

Is Home Missions 
Essential? 

An Answer to 
Prayer 

18 Fellowship News 



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The investment dollars you have entrusted to 
Grace Brethren Investment Foundation have en- 
abled 19 churches either to build, purchase land, 
or expand their ministry facilities during the past 
fiscal year. Over the past 36 years, you have en- 
abled us to extend $37,637,133 in loans for Fellow- 
ship building projects. 

Your confidence in this ministry has resulted in 
deposits currently exceeding 20 million dollars. 
From the staff of GBIF, we thank you for your 
trust. We want you to know that you are greatly 
appreciated! 






Sincerely Yours in His Service, 
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Past Fiscal Year 
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Call or write: 

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Grace Community Church 
Anchorage, Alaska 

Grace Fellowship Church 
Arvada, Colorado 

Centerville Grace Brethren Church 
Centerville, Ohio 

Basore Road Grace Brethren Church 
Dayton, Ohio 

Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren Church 
Dublin, Ohio 

Bay De Noc Grace Brethren Church 
Escanaba, Michigan 

First Grace Brethren Church 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Harrah Grace Brethren Church 
Harrah, Washington 

Grace Brethren Church of Lititz 
Lititz, Pennsylvania 

Grace Brethren Church 
London, Ohio 

Community Grace Brethren Church 
Long Beach, California 

New Life Grace Brethren Church — Orange 
County 

Long Beach, California 

Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church 
Mishawaka, Indiana 

Grace Brethren Church 
North Port, Florida 

Grace Brethren Church of Norton 
Norton, Ohio 

■ Grace Brethren Church of Orlando 

Orlando, Florida 

■ Grace Brethren Church of Licking County 

Pataskala, Ohio 

1 First Brethren Church 
Taos, New Mexico 

i Grace Brethren Church 
Waldorf, Maryland 



Total Church Loans = 19 

Total Loan Volume = $3,446,859 



HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



a Vision for 




the VIOLENT 




\JTo To That Great City is the theme of the Grace Conference 
on Mission (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). The focus on urban missions 
reflects the heartbeat of Jay Bell, GBFM Church Relations 
Coordinator and this year's conference keynote speaker. 



Jay is a native of Los Angeles. Though he now 
resides in quiet Winona Lake, his heart is still in 
the frantic bustle of the city. Jay's vision is for 
the city because he believes that is where God is 
working today. "We have become an urbanized 
world," states Jay. "We have gone from a world of 
countries to a world of interconnected multi-cul- 
tural cities." 

"Cities," continues Jay with enthusiasm, "are 
like giant magnets pulling people out of villages 
and tribes and countries and rural areas into a 
concrete jungle." Today, 250 cities boast one mil- 
lion citizens. By the year 2000 almost 1,000 
cities around the world will have populations 
exceeding one million. Mexico City, the largest 
city in the world with over 20 million people, 
increases by one million people a year. "It is mind 
boggling what God is doing in His world," 
observes Jay. 

Jay has a love-hate relationship with the city. 
Traffic jams, smog, congestion, and long lines 
are disconcerting. The city is a difficult place to 
minister because it stretches one beyond his 
comfort zone. 

The city is violent. In the Greater Los Ange- 
les Area, there are approximately 600 street 
gangs with over 80,000 members. In 1988 over 
800 homicides were recorded in L.A. 

The city is ethnically diverse. Los Angeles 
contains the largest concentration of Mexican, 
Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, Guatemalan, Sal- 




Mexico City sprawls across the valley. 

vadorean, and Cambodian people outside of their 
respective homelands. One hundred and four 
language groups are represented in L.A. schools. 

The city is spiritually complex. "I saw a pic- 
ture on the front page of the Orange County Reg- 
ister showing 6,000 Muslims in Mile Square Park 
on their knees bowing east to Mecca," relates 
Jay. "L.A. hosts the largest Hindu and Buddhist 
temples in the Western Hemisphere. God is 
bringing the religions of the world to L.A." 

Violence, ethnic diversity, and spiritual com- 
plexity can be found in every city around the 
globe. 'The world," declares Jay, "is on our door- 



6 



HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 




Crowded streets In Lyon, France. 

step. And that can be taken two ways: the city in 
our way as an obstacle, or the city in our way as 
an opportunity." 

The city is where the people are. Jay loves 
the city. Why? He sees the world at our front 
door as an opportunity to share the gospel with 
people — all kinds of people. "When you cram 
people of different language, culture, food, dress, 
and religion into a compact area, barriers of tra- 
dition melt away leaving people open to new 
ideas," explains Jay. 'The packaging of the Gos- 
pel needs to be accomplished in such a way that 
we become all things to all men, by all means, 
reaching them for Christ." Violent gang members 
need Christ, Cambodian refugees need Christ, 
Muslims need Christ ... as well as white 
Anglo-Saxons. They are all congregating in the 
cities of the world, waiting for the Truth. 

"The Bible records Jesus being moved to tears 
on two occasions," Jay says. 'The first was at the 
death of his dear friend Lazarus, and the second 
was over a city! The incarnate God, the God in 
human flesh, wept over a city! It has been said, 
'Don't sing to me What a Friend We Have in 
Jesus, until I have a friend in you.'" 

GBFM is planting churches in cities around 
the world. Grace Brethren missionaries are pro- 



claiming Christ to people in Tokyo, Manila, Bue- 
nos Aires, Lyon, Stuttgart and other world class 
cities. But who will go to Prague, Berlin, 
Moscow . . . ? More workers are needed, for the 
task is great. Roger Peugh, Mission Conference 
Coordinator, desires that the conference will 
deeply move students to get involved in the inner 
city. Any large city in America provides numer- 
ous cross-cultural mission opportunities. 'Then 
the word of the Lord came . . . Go to that great 
city and proclaim to it the message I give you" 
(Jonah 3:1-2). 




People flood across a street in Tokyo. 



Mission 
Conference Highlights 



Alex Montoya, pastor of the First Fun- 
damental Bible Church of Monterey 
Park, Los Angeles, will also be challeng- 
ing students with his heart for the city. 
The First Fundamental Bible Church, 
one of many churches planted by Alex 
in the LA. area, has a strong ministry 
in the Hispanic community. Founder 
and President of the Southern Califor- 
nia School of Ministry, Alex's vision is 
for the evangelization of the city. He will 
bring a strong challenge to the Grace 
student body. 

Workshops dealing with various 
mission-related topics will be offered on 
Thursday, October 31. Later that day, 
Grace students will host the Halloween 
Alternative, a community service and 
outreach activity held on campus. 



HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



1991-1992 WMC Officers 



President — Mrs. Russell (Betty) 
Ogden: Betty is a pastor's wife and 
a member of the GBC of Lanham, 
MD, for the past sixteen years. She 
has served as National President for 
three years, Assistant Secretary for 
two years, Secretary for one year, 
District President, Vice President, 
Secretary, and SMM Leader. She 
taught in junior and senior high 
school in the public school system 
for fourteen years. In 1975 she, 
along with her husband, helped 
found the Lanham Christian School, 
where she continues to work in 
administrative areas. She has four 
children and seventeen grandchil- 
dren. She has taught ladies' Bible 
studies, seminars, and retreats. A 
highlight in ministry is her annual 
visit to a mountain village in Haiti 
where she conducts women's 
seminars. 

First Vice President — Mrs. Tom 
(Geneva) Inman: Geneva is a pas- 
tor's wife and member of the GBC of 
Colorado Springs, CO, for the past 
twenty-one years. She has served 
as National First Vice President, 
Assistant Secretary and Assistant to 
the Financial Secretary-Treasurer. In 
District WMC she is currently the 
president and has served continu- 
ously in various offices through the 
years. Locally, she is involved in both 
WMC and SMM. Geneva is a sec- 
ond grade teacher, the mother of 
four children and has three grand- 
children. 

Second Vice President — Mrs. 
Odell (Janet) Minnix: Janet served 
on the Program Packet Committee 
for three years before becoming Pro- 
gram Chairman. She has also been 
District Program Chairman and has 
held offices in her local WMC, includ- 
ing President. She is a member of 
the Ghent GBC in Roanoke, VA, 
where she is church organist. Her 
hobbies include reading and garden- 
ing. Janet and her husband have two 
sons. 

Secretary— Mrs. Dan (Nancy) 
Eshelman: Nancy is the pastor's 



wife at the GBC of Elizabethtown, 
PA. After serving as her husband's 
secretary for most of their ministry, 
she is presently employed as a 
bookkeeper. She has served for two 
years as National Secretary, and in 
the past has served as National 
Assistant Secretary, District Presi- 
dent, Project Chairman, and Editor, 
and has held several local WMC 
offices. She is the mother of four 
children. 

Assistant Secretary — Mrs. John 
(Lucy) Snow: Lucy is the pastor's 
wife at the GBC of Portis, KS. She 
has held various offices in local 
WMCs and presently serves as Dis- 
trict Secretary and as National Assis- 
tant Secretary. For over twenty years 
she worked in clerical positions in 
banking and business firms, five of 
those years as an executive secre- 
tary. Her hobbies include counted 
stitchery and bicycling. 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer — 
Joyce Ashman: Joyce grew up in a 
pastor's home. She has been the 
National Treasurer since 1972. She 
is a member of the Winona Lake 
GBC, where she is a member of the 
choir as well as Choir Librarian and 
Sunday School Secretary. She 
serves as local WMC treasurer and 
is active in the Christian Women's 
Club. Her hobbies include bowling, 
crocheting, and watching sports. 

Assistant to the Financial 
Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Gary 
(Martha) Tusing: Martha is a mem- 
ber of the Leesburg GBC of Lees- 
burg, IN. She helps with the 
bookkeeping at her husband's busi- 
ness and sells real estate in the War- 
saw area. She attended Grace 
College and is active in her local and 
district WMC. Local responsibilities 
have included most offices; currently 
she is Program Chairman. She has 
just completed a term as Indiana 
District President and has served as 
Project Chairman and Program 
Chairman in the past. She will be in 
charge of the Fall retreat for the dis- 



trict this year. Martha and her hus- 
band have a daughter and son-in- 
law, and a granddaughter. 

Literature Chairman — Mrs. Lillian 
Teeter: Lillian was a pastor's wife for 
34 years until her husband passed 
away eight years ago. She currently 
works as secretary at Grace Breth- 
ren Foreign Missions. Although she 
is a member of the Winona Lake 
GBC, she travels to Fort Wayne, IN, 
every Sunday to lead children's 
church at the GBC where her son-in- 
law is pastor. Her hobbies include 
cross stitch, knitting and reading. 
She has two daughters and four 
grandchildren. 

Prayer Chairman — Mrs. Roger 
(Nancy) Peugh: Nancy was a mis- 
sionary in W. Germany from 1969 to 
1 989. There she worked with an 
"SMM type" ministry and with the 
women in the Stuttgart GBC. The 
Peughs moved to Winona Lake 
when Roger became the overseer of 
the Department of Missions at Grace 
Seminary. This school year he is 
also the Chaplain of Grace Schools. 
The Peughs attend the Winona Lake 
GBC where Nancy is actively 
involved in WMC as Prayer Chair- 
man. She also leads a Precept Bible 
study with the wives of seminary stu- 
dents. They have four children: three 
sons (22, 20, and 15) and a five- 
year-old daughter. 

Editor— Mrs. John (Viki) Rife: Viki 
spent most of her childhood in 
Argentina, where her parents were 
FGBC missionaries. She has taught 
junior and senior high school, and 
has also taught part time at Grace 
College. She currently serves as 
SMM Coordinator for her district and 
is a member of the National SMM 
Cabinet. At the Leesburg, IN, GBC, 
where she is a member, she serves 
as Recording Secretary, Amigas 
SMM leader, and WMC Missions 
Chairman, as well as assisting with 
the children's church ministry. The 
Rifes have three school-age 
children. 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Dear Sisters in Christ: 

As this program year winds down, I wanted you to know how much the friend- 
ship studies have meant to the Washington Heights WMC Council. I hope our expe- 
riences will be an encouragement to you to actively seek and develop new and 
lasting relationships. 

I have seen a marked change in all our WMC members. It is hard to say what 
has contributed to our new attitudes. I like to think that it has been a combination 
of our friendship studies, "The Friendships of Women" study book, as well as our 
receptiveness to our pastor's teachings on evangelism. 

I even have proof of our new openness and willingness to share with others. 

Our ladies are continuously using their tal- 
ents to strengthen and unify our council — 
one even went so far as to paint each mem- 
ber a friendship sweatshirt. Individually we 
are using daily opportunities to witness 
through friendships and many of our ladies 
have invited some of their unsaved friends 
and family members to attend our monthly 
meetings. Visitors keep coming and we keep 
sharing God's love and the message of sal- 
vation with some who have never heard it. 
Another outpouring of friendship was 
expressed at our annual Mother-Daughter 
Banquet. We had almost 65 mothers and 
daughters present for a fabulous seven- 
course meal and inspirational program 
using the National WMC's suggested material. Most of those present did not attend 
our church and many did not attend any church at all, but they came and were 
introduced to God's people and His love. 

This past year our Council also sponsored "WMC Night." We sent out invita- 
tions to every District officer and WMC president, as well as our entire church body 
(including the men). Many church members as well as ladies from two other local 
councils decided to worship with us and participate in our program. It was heart- 
warming to meet and fellowship with our own members as well as some of our 
friends we had not seen for a while. 

In closing, I'd just like to encourage all ladies to remember what they have 
learned through the friendship studies. Keep making yourself available to others for 
God's glory. Don't ask God to put you somewhere other than just where you are 
now. Many years I prayed that my personal circumstances would change. I don't do 
that anymore. I took the advice offered by author Beverly Bush Smith and decided 
to "bloom where I'm planted." I challenge each person who reads this to remember 
you are where you are for a purpose. Use these circumstances to make a positive 
contribution in someone's life — be a friend and glorify God in the process. 

Your friend, 




Martha P. Franklin, President 

Washington Heights Grace Brethren Church WMC 

Roanoke, Virginia 



HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



9 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



God is Calling Us to 




Like a person searching for gold and not 
seeing a precious nugget in front of his 
eyes, churches are missing revival even while 
they are praying for it. 

We miss it by generalizing: praying for "a 
great revival in our land." Or by juturizing: 
"When revival comes, mighty things will hap- 
pen." At the same time we fail to heed Scrip- 
ture which calls us to repentance — repentance 
which will bring awakening to our churches. 

A minister friend related that he went to 
hear a man of God preach on revival. My friend 
was shaken when the preacher began. "We are 
not here tonight to pray for some big. general 
revival. We are here to be revived!" In that very 
hour renewal began in my friend, and God has 
used him in revival minis tries ever since. 

What appears consistently in the New Testa- 
ment is that the local church is the basic unit 
for the major working of the Holy Spirit. The 
Church began this way in Jerusalem on the 
Day of Pentecost, and then other churches 
were started. No instruction from God is 
plainer than that which calls individual 
churches to repentance and renewal. 

The problem is with our priorities. We pro- 
crastinate and postpone. Secondary things 
crowd out the primary things. We major in 
the minors. Desires get the better of holy 
disciplines. 

Jesus counters all this with one plain and 
penetrating word: "Seek first the kingdom of 
God and His righteousness, and all these 
things shall be added to you," Matt. 6:33. 

When we put first things first (repentance, 
returning to the "first love" and "first works"), 
the secondary things — which usually attract 
us — take their proper place. 

God's call is not only to revival. It is a call to 
the praying which brings revival to our 
churches. God works in answer to prayer. This 
seems hard to learn and easy to forget. 

Why is it that churches so seldom catch the 
grand vision of prayer which is on the heart of 
Jesus and his Church in the New Testament? 



by Armin R. Gesswein 



When Jesus built his Church, he built a 
prayer meeting — a praying congregation. That 
is the message written all through the book of 
Acts. Yet somehow we miss it. And we miss 
revival and the powerful working of the Holy 
Spirit. The world gets into our churches, and 
we get into the business of problem- solving 
instead of life-changing. 

I once read a book titled Nine Bad Shots of 
Golf c^d What to Do About Them. To my sur- 
prise, I found that I had all nine of them. But 
greater still was my surprise when I discovered 
that one good shot could cure all nine. There 
are few problems in our churches which 
prayer meetings cannot solve. 

One morning this thought came to me: The 
only thing our blessed risen Lord left behind 
on Planet Earth when he ascended to heaven 
was a little prayer meeting." 

I thought that there should have been some- 
thing else, at least some alternate route. But 
the Lord seemed to say to me, "Read the book 
of Acts and see what I did with that little 
prayer meeting. And I will teach you what a 
prayer meeting really is and what I can do with 
it." 

It all comes down to this: revival in our 
churches is as near as our prayer meetings. 
Not only Scripture but all church history 
shows that no revival has ever come any other 
way. 

Can we possibly improve on Jesus' plan for 
revival in our churches? John Chrysostom 
said, "God can refuse nothing to a praying 
congregation." 



A rmin R. Gesswein is the founder and director 
of Revival Prayer Fellowship, Inc. He is also the 
author of several books on prayer, the Christian 
life, church renewal and evangelism. He and his 
wife, Reidun, are the parents of three grown chil- 
dren. The Gessweins live in San Juan Capist- 
rano, California. This article originally appeared 
in the January 1, 1986, issue of Alliance Life 
Used by permission of the author. 



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STATISTICAL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS 
REPORTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE 



1989 

Professions of Faith 4.040 

Total Baptisms 2.51 1 

MEETING ATTENDANCES 

Sunday Morning 42.068 

Sunday School 29.513 

Sunday Evening 16,445 

MEMBERSHIP 

Total Membership 39,481 

Trine-Immersed Membership 35.437 

All Expenditures S40.604.479 

U.S. CHURCHES 

Total Number Reporting 319 

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 

Number of churches operating schools 43 

Total Enrollment 8,823 

FOREIGN FIELD STATISTICS 

Number of churches 733 

Foreign field average attendance 193.075 



1990 
4.316 
2,581 


change 

+276 
+70 


42,174 
29,103 
15,425 


+106 

-410 
-1.020 


38,991 

34,875 

S42, 661,957 


-490 

-562 

+S2.057.478 



278 



-21 



42 


-1 


8,455 


-368 


747 


+ 14 


196.311 


+3.236 



HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



11 



CE NATIONAL 



Honor to Whom Honor is Due..." 

CE recognizes and congratulates the following churches! 
Church of the Year - Lititz GBC, Lititz, PA 

Senior Pastor... Jerry Young 

One of the strengths of the Lititz GBC is the edification and building up of their people. 
They also have a good strategy for reaching their community. The church has seen good 
consistent growth. Another strength is leadership development. The College of Elders 
program is the key to this leadership training. 

Sunday School of the Year - Valley GBC, Hagerstown, MD 

Senior Pastor.. .Dan Pritchett 

The people of Valley GBC have a heart for the Lord which is evidenced by their Sunday 

School. Sunday School is the point of entry into the church. It is there that the friends 

and families that are invited to church are introduced to the Bible and good Christian 

fellowship. 



Good Samaritan Award 

East Side GBC, Columbus, OH 

East Side Basketball Camp was held last 
summer for junior-senior high boys from 
single-parent homes. The camp was free 
and included several college basketball 
coaches and a player from the Cleveland 
Cavaliers. The camp was designed to put 
the boys in contact with male role models, 
challenge them to see the important of 
education while avoiding drugs and 
alcohol, and to help them understand 
what it means to be a Christian. 



CE Idea of the Year 

Lititz GBC, PA 

A program called the College of Elders is 
designed to train and develop new male 
leadership in the church. Pastor Jerry 
Young originated the idea as a way to 
avoid the over-involvement of leadership 
in the church. Prospective church leaders 
are involved in a program of on-going 
training and personal discipleship in a 
one-on-one arrangement with current 
members of the elder board. 



Educators of the Year 

Ashland GBC, Ashland, OH 
Dan and Leigh Daugherty 

Both Dan and Leigh are very active at the 
GBC of Ashland. Dan teaches a class of 
young married couples and a junior high 
group. Leigh assists in planning activities 
for these groups. She also teaches a 
kindergarten class on Sundays and a 
training program for first grade girls 
during the week. Dan and Leigh are 
members of the Children's Commission at 
the church and take part in several other 
ministries as well. 



Senior Medal of Ministry 

Eastside GBC, Columbus, OH 
William Flick 

Bill is an elder in the church and is a 
trainer in the church's Evangelism 
Explosion program. He is probably best 
known to all who have attended the 
church as a door greeter. In addition, Bill 
has been active in work projects through 
the Men in Ministry organization. 



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CE NATIONAL 




• 1792 in attendance. 

• 1 100 participated in the outreach 
blitz. 

• 107 persons in Flagstaff, AZ 
prayed to receive Christ! 



/ 



BNYC is 
SUCCESSFUL! 



• Hundreds of youth made 
commitments for Christ! 

• 41 adults were trained in the 
Blueprints program. 

• 60 were in the Twenties program. 




■ There's always something interesting going on. The organization was great! 
i The BLITZ again showed kids that creativity and fun can be a great witnessing tool. 

■ I was impressed with all the adult leaders I 

met - everyone really had a heart for the 
kids and I think the kids really saw that 
and benefited. 

1 1 was impressed by the youth group 
emphasis. 

■ Prayer made it happen! Thanks for your 

leadership and example. 

' I was impressed by the "spirit of conference" from day one and the emphasis of prayer. 

■ The speakers were excellent. They knew what we needed to hear and got straight to the point. 
1 The times with the youth from our church was especially a great idea. 

■ I came to BNYC planning to leave youth work, discouraged, burnt-out. I now realize I can't quit. I 

am revitalized. Thank you God! 

i As quiz coach of my church, my motivations for quizzing have been rearranged. The Christian 
character built through consistent Bible memorization is the ultimate goal, not winning. 



Young people made decisions to live for the Lord at home and be 
witnesses at school. They want to go back to their youth groups and 
pray for their local pastors and be leaders. Praise the Lord for the 
way He changed and is changing lives. 




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given by Godly leaders. 

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15 



HOME MISSIONS 



Is Home Missions 
Essential? 



by Jesse B. Deloe 



Perhaps you think the question is trite, rhetorical, or 
self-serving. For some, however, it may be helpful to 
seek an answer beyond the obvious. Many fine Chris- 
tian people have a burden for missions but do not rec- 
ognize the essential nature of church planting in the 
United States or the need for "outside help" to start new 
churches. 

Some time ago the pastor of a 
large, self-supporting church in our 
Fellowship said to me, "The Home 
Missions Council is an essential in- 
gredient in a church planting strate- 
gy." His church had started six other 
congregations in the previous five 
years, some with the assistance of 
Grace Brethren Home Missions, and 
some on their own. 

This pastor recognized that 
church planting is the responsibility 
of the local church as a part of the 
Great Commission. Yet he testified 
that additional resources may be 
needed for a local church to give birth 
to another congregation. 

As I thought about his comments, 
I quickly recognized at least six re- 
sources that Home Missions can provide churches in 
their own church planting efforts: 

1. Orientation and training for church planting pas- 
tors. We conduct an annual three-day workshop to pro- 
vide our new home mission pastors with practical helps 
in developing strategies to start churches and bring 
them to self-support status. These orientation sessions 
are augmented by an annual leadership workshop for 
all home mission pastors (and established pastors are 
invited, too). 

2. On the field assistance of regional directors. Three 
men currently oversee the ministries of our church 
planters. Their own experience and training equip them 
to help new men on the field in the challenging role of 
starting from scratch and building a church. 

3. National exposure for prayer support. Through 
our various publications and mailings, media presenta- 
tions provided for small groups and churches, staff itin- 
eration throughout the Fellowship, and programs at 
district and national conferences, we can give begin- 
ning groups the kind of introduction to the Fellowship 
that engenders care and concern through prayer and 
encouragement. We try to link new groups with 
churches within their districts and across the country 
that will become partners with them in their ministry. 

4. Financial assistance from Grace Brethren inves- 
tors from all over America. Of course. Home Missions 
has no money of its own. But, as we are the facilitators 
of our Fellowship churches for church-planting in the 
U.S. and Canada, we can call upon Grace Brethren 
people to provide the resources required for church 



"The Home 
Missions 
Council is an 
essential 
ingredient in 
a church 
planting 
strategy. " 



expansion. Church and individual gifts provide for sal- 
aries, health insurance, and partial retirement benefits 
for pastors and their families. They finance training 
materials and seminars for pioneer church planters. 
They also cover the expenses involved in overseeing the 
ministry, including administrative, publicity, and sup- 
port costs. Only as Fellowship members respond can 
we offer this help. 

5. Proven strategies for getting 
started. There may be more than one 
way to start a church, but each group 
must determine the one way in which 
it will begin. Our field directors and 
cooperating district mission boards 
provide a wealth of help and counsel 
for new pastors and people in a 
church plant, evaluating community 
demographics, designing strategies, 
and developing methods to get the 
job done. 

6. Ongoing evaluation and ac- 
countability. Pastors out in the field 
are not left alone. Through regular re- 
ports, communication with their field 
directors, encouragement through 
their district fellowships, and other 

direct contact, their ministry is constantly evaluated, 
and help is given where needed. This not only assists 
the new work but guarantees to the donors of the Fel- 
lowship that their investments are being guarded and 
utilized as a stewardship from God. 

We sometimes say that we don't care who starts a 
church or how it is done, just so churches are planted. 
In many instances, however, churches of our Fellow- 
ship have found it essential to have the assistance of 
the Home Missions Council. 

Church groups recognizing their need and opportun- 
ity to reproduce themselves are encouraged to contact 
our offices for counsel and assistance. It is our greatest 
joy and privilege to facilitate your church planting 
goals! 



4m 




A HOME MISSIONS STRATEGY FOR THE 

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HOME MISSIONS 



An Answer to Prayer 

This is an update on Pastor Wilfred Jean 
and his family of L'Eglise Evangelique 
des Freres de la Grace in Ft. Laud- 
erdale, Florida. 

Attenders at the July national con- 
ference in Columbus will remem- 
ber that special prayer was 
requested for the family of 
Pastor Jean. He has been in 
the United States for about 
five years, having fled Haiti 
during days of great perse- 
cution of protestant 
preachers. As this letter 
indicates, his wife and 
two young sons are 
currently with him 
in Florida. Read the 
letter with joy and 
continue to pray 
that permanent 
visas can be 
arranged for 
them. 




HERALD/ October 15, 1991 



FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



Pastor Roy Glass, III, has 

informed his congregation, the 
Troy, OH, Grace Brethren Church, 
that he will not be accepting an 
extension of his call as their pastor 
when it ends in November 1991. 
After serving 7 years as their youth 
pastor and pastor, he desires to 
return to youth ministry on a full- 
time basis. Anyone desiring to con- 
tact him may do so at the church or 
at his home. His address is: 708 S. 
Clay St., Troy, OH 45373. 

Jim Jackson (former paster of the 
Charlotte, NC, church which has 
been closed) has moved to Van- 
couver, WA, to begin a new work 
there. The name of the church is: 
Vancouver Grace Fellowship. 

Garth Lindelef is the new pastor 
of the Makakilo Grace Brethren 
Church, Makakilo, HI. 

Mike Lookenott is the new pastor 
at the Laurel Mountain Grace 
Brethren Church at Boswell, PA. 

Scott Massey has accepted the 
call to pastor the Carlton Brethren 
Church in Garwin, IA. 

Bob Trefrey is now pastoring the 
Grace Brethren Church of Alexan- 
dria, VA. 

A new district has been formed as 
a result of action taken at the 
National Conference in Columbus, 
OH, named Chesapeake District. It 
consists of the following churches: 
Temple Hills, Frederick, Calvert 
County, Waldorf, and Lanham, MD; 
Alexandria, Virginia Beach, and the 
two churches located in Richmond, 
VA. 

Carlton Fuller is serving as the 
interim pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church in Johnson City, TN. 

Mike Prentovich has resigned 
from his position as assistant pastor 
at the Grace Brethren Church of 
Rittman, OH, to begin a new district 
home missions church in Kent, OH. 



Change Your Annual 
Anderson, Darrell. 703 Michael View 
Ct., Worthington, OH 43085-5876. 

Kent, Wendell. 90 EMS B-33 Lane, 
Warsaw, IN 46580. 

Kriegbaum, Arnold. 2320 N.E. 146th 
Ave., No. 7, Silver Springs, FL 
32688. 

Ocealis, Michael. His telephone 
number has been changed to: 904/ 
676-7674. 

Sweeney, Lyle. 6437 Meadowlark Lane 
E., Watauga, TX 76148. 

Webb, Tony. 49 W. Oak St., West 
Alexandria, OH 45381-1 149. 

Wedertz, Larry. 1633 Cherry PL, 
Escondido, CA 92027. 

Hackberry Hill Grace Brethren Church 
in Arvada, CO, has been changed to: 
Arvada Grace Fellowship, 6980 N. 
Pierce St., Arvada, CO 80003. 

The Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Hartford of Hartford, CT, has been 
changed to: Colonial Chapel Grace 
Brethren Church. 

The new pastor of the Grace 
Brethren Church of Cuyahoga 
Falls, OH, is Walt Malick. 



Deaths 

Brown, Roy L, 86, August 26, 1991. 
He was an active member of the 
Grace Brethren Church in 
Meyersdale, PA. Larry Gegner, 
pastor. 

Bush, Paul, 84, June 1 8, 1 991 . He was 
a long-time active member of the 
Leamersville Grace Brethren Church 
of Duncansville, PA. He was also a 
brother-in-law of Pastors Galen and 
Homer Lingenfelter. John Gregory, 
pastor. 

Cunningham, Ruth H., 79, went to be 
with her Lord on July 28, 1991 . She 
was a memberof the Grace Brethren 
Church of Hagerstown, MD, for 36 
years. Pastor Bob Dell officiated at 
her memorial service. Ray Davis, 
pastor. 

Davis, Lloyd G., went home to be with 
the Lord on July 15, 1991. He had 
served faithfully at the Pike Grace 
Brethren Church of Johnstown, PA, 
for many years. 

Weimer, Earl W., 65, July 16, 1991. He 
was a memberof the Grace Brethren 
Church of Meyersdale, PA. Larry 
Gegner, pastor. 

Frank Crotinger is no longer the 
pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church in Sinking Spring, OH. 



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other day that seemed to be of no 
great importance, but neverthe- 
less it caught my attention. When 
a sports team in our area wins a 
noteworthy title there is good rea- 
son to cheer. You do not cheer too 
often if you are a Chicago Cubs 
fan. In fact, when the Cubs do 
well, you get nervous. It is just 
not normal for them to win. They 
are best loved as losers, because 
that is their normal standard. 

I am used to this kind of thing, 
having been born and raised in 
an area where the radio broad- 
casted the Cleveland Indians' 
games. Then there are the Colts 
who came to Indiana by way of a 
night trip from Baltimore. It was 
obviously the red-eye special be- 
cause we have been weeping ever 
since. 

But back to the news story. 
The impossible seemed to happen 
when a fellow showed up in Chi- 
cago who was able to change a 
pair of sneakers into a highly val- 
ued piece of clothing. Even non- 
sports enthusiasts have seen him 
on television, doing what is next 
to impossible with a basketball as 
he flies through the air, feet clad 
with Air Jordans. He led the Chi- 
cago Bulls to the championship 
three months ago. Just recently 
he and the team were invited to 
the White House for a photo ses- 
sion and a visit with the Presi- 
dent of the United States. This 
also helped make the President 
look like a real friendly and 
approachable person, which is 
not a bad image to want when 
election year is approaching. 

When the big day came, the 
Chicago Bulls went to the Rose 
Garden, but the big guy wasn't 
there. Without any explanation, 
Michael Jordan did not show up. 
Everyone was afraid to ask about 
it and went ahead and acted like 
Jordan was present and the Pres- 
ident was smiling, but everyone 
wondered, "Where is Jordan?" To 
turn down an invitation from the 
President of the United States is 
not even heard of, let alone 
thought about. 

Hold on, you non-sports fans, 
there is a moral to the story. It 



seems strange to turn down a 
special invitation from kings, 
queens or even presidents. Who 
would even think about /finding 
something more important to do? 
After all it would be an insult to 
the leader. But do not be too 
hasty to judge, for there is a large 
group of people who do this 
everyday. 

An invitation has been ex- 
tended to all persons of the 
human race. The invitation is 
open for an opportunity to come 
into the presence of God, the Cre- 
ator of the universe. People turn 
the offer down by the tens of 
thousands, even by the millions. 
They refuse to come with their 
burdens and rest them at the feet 
of Jesus. They spurn the invita- 
tion as they boldly turn down the 
King of kings. 

There is yet another group 
which turns down invitations 
. . . not a visit to the White 
House, but to the throne of grace. 
This invitation is to pray and talk 
to God. We do use the privilege 
on some occasions — often when 
giving thanks before a meal or 
when asked to pray over the 
chicken dinner on our Sunday- 
out trip. But prayer consists of 
much more than this according 
to the Bible. It is not a pre- 
planned, packaged event which 
can occur at places like the may- 
or's prayer breakfast where we 
eat for 45 minutes, listen to a lec- 
ture for an hour and have 45 sec- 
onds of prayer for the bacon and 
eggs. Prayer is communion and 
fellowship with God. According to 
the Bible it is not to be done in 
front of people on the street cor- 
ner. Those prayers have an 
immediate reward because those 
praying get the attention of 
those who see them performing 
piously. 

So Michael Jordan didn't show 
up in the Rose Garden at the 
President's invitation, but he 
claims to have had a reason. It is 
much more sad to not show up at 
the invitation of God in the gar- 
den of prayer for communion, 
soul-searching and fellowship. 
This, too, is an insult to God and 
also a lack of obedience. 




Saying No — 



to the 



President! 






by Charles W. Turner 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Brethren Missionary 



GERALD 

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Volume 53 No. 11 



November 15, 1991 




3 Editorial 
Saying No — 
to the 
President! 

by Charles W. Turner 

5 B.E.M. 
Directors' Doings 

6 Home Missions 

School Bells in 
Navajo Land 

by Chris Gcdegor 



8 Grace Schools 

Grace College 
and CE National- 
Serving Christ 
Together at BNYC 

10 Foreign Missions 

Snapshots from 
CE National's 
Eur-TIME Team 

by Kip Cone 



12 WMC 

Momma 

14 Fellowship News 



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BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES 



Directors' Doings 




Phil Guerena 



Phil Guerena, director with 
BEM, was one of 32 pastors 
and missionaries who minis- 
tered at the Pan American 
games in Cuba this past 
August. He reports that 
churches were packed and in 
some cases there was stand- 
ing room only. Anyone who 
stood to give a testimony or a 
message was well received like a breath of 
fresh air. The Cuban evangelical church had 
formerly been treated like an enemy of the 
state, but now new concessions are opening up 
and foreign ministers are allowed to officiate. 
Decisions for Christ were numerous. There 
were exchanges of greetings, testimonies, sing- 
ing, and a warm Cuban Christian heart which 
gave immediate love and 
acceptance. Pray for the 
Cuban people, its presi- 
dent, its leaders and its 
Christians. 




Vernon Harris, con- 
cluding 15 years of faith- 
ful service as a BEM 
director, was honored at 
National Conference with 
the Robert B. Collitt 
Memorial Award for ex- 
cellence in evangelism. 

He presently serves as associate pastor of vis- 
itation and discipleship at the New Holland 
GBC in Pennsylvania. He was a leader in the 
GROW 73-76 programs of evangelism and the 
DEO-80's evangelistic thrust in the Fellowship 



Dr. Charles Davis pre- 
sents Collitt Memorial 
Award to Vernon Har- 
ris (center). 



of Grace Brethren Churches. 

Elene Dohner, wife of director Earl Dohner, 
was part of a First Love Renewal team that 
ministered to the WMC ladies of the North 
Atlantic District, October 11 and 12. They are 
members of the Grace Brethren Church in 
Brookville, Ohio. 



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Tony Derosa 



Tony DeRosa, a director 
and businessman who at- 
tends the Grace Brethren 
Church ofWhittier, CA, joined 
the BEM road ministry team 
in September. He will serve as 
assistant to the Director, 
part-time teacher in First 
Love Renewal seminars and a 
follow-up coordinator. Those 
desiring to assist him with financial support 
may call our Roanoke office (703/922-6595). 

Newly elected Directors at National Con- 
ference in Columbus, Ohio include: George 
Traub, pastor at Washington Heights GBC in 
Roanoke, VA; Dan White, pastor of the Grace 
Brethren Church of York, PA; and Lyle 
Sweeney, pastor at Grace Fellowship Church 
in Hurst, TX. Pastor Chuck Davis of Ocala, FL 
was re-elected president of BEM; Donald Ken- 
dall of Hagerstown, MD was elected vice-pres- 
ident; Fred Sorrick of AUentown, PA was re- 
elected secretary; Warren Zellner of Winona 
Lake, IN was re-elected treasurer. 

The winter meeting of the Board of Directors 
has been set for January 31 -February 1 in 
Palm Harbor, Florida. 



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HOME MISSIONS 



School Bells in Navajo Land 

by Chris Galegor 



As the summer quickly passed, one by one 
the staff returned for the new school year. 
It seemed only yesterday when we had 
celebrated graduation, but already it was time to 
prepare for another group of returning and new 
students. So many things needed to be done: 
classrooms and carpets to clean, weeds to be 
pulled, dorms to be painted, and on and on. 

Our biggest need, however, was a teacher for 
the 5th and 6th grade class; and what about 
dorm parents for the boys? Our friends all across 
America had joined us in praying about these 
needs. 

We tackled the first problem with an all staff 
work day. Thanks to volunteers from the North- 
ern Atlantic District youth group, the classrooms 
were all ready for opening day, but there was still 
a lot to be done in painting and other cleaning. 

The second problem was taken care of by a 
very faithful and loving God. He provided us with 
Mrs. Linda Davidson, an experienced and li- 
censed school teacher from Maryland, to teach 
the 5th and 6th grade class. Also, Ray and Helen 
Dennis from Alaska arrived to be boys' dorm par- 
ents. They have come through the VIA program 
(Volunteers in Action). These new staff members 
came with years of experience in their respective 
areas. 

At the beginning of the semester, there was 
still an opening for a kindergarten teacher. For 
the present that position is being filled by Jenni- 
fer Ritchey, a TIME worker from Wooster, Ohio, 
who was already on staff here. (TIME is a pro- 
gram for college-aged young people sponsored by 
CE National.) 

With everything finally in place, 122 excited 
and energetic children arrived at school on 
August 26. There was a very positive spirit on 
opening day this year, especially among the high 
school students. It was obvious that something 
had happened over the summer to change some 
lives. 

It was those high school students who 
attended Brethren National Youth Conference 
that were making the difference. They were 
excited and renewed, and it showed in their 
actions and attitudes. A positive spirit is conta- 
gious, and it spread to the other students. The 
BNYC group shared their testimonies in the first 




Dorm picnic at Largo Canyon. 



high school chapel, and as a result two students 
re-dedicated their lives to the Lord. 

The trip to Youth Conference was made pos- 
sible by the generous response of Grace Brethren 
people to a special appeal for financial assis- 
tance. The staff and students are very grateful! 

A number of special activities have been 
planned for the students as the year progresses. 
Ed Lewis of CE National visited us in September 
and was a great blessing in student chapels and 
among the staff. Members of the Navajo Commit- 
tee (representing the Board of Directors) visited 
in October. Regular staff meetings, exciting ath- 
letic events, and special programs will occur 
throughout the year. Next spring the Mission will 
host the first annual Institute on Ministries to 
Native Americans; participants will get a first- 
hand look at the school. 

Please pray that this excitement among our 
students will remain alive and that families will 
be touched by their testimonies. Continue to 
pray for permanent staff members to fill teaching 
positions. Thanks for your faithful support and 
encouragement! 

Chris Galegor is the wife of Steve, Director of Grace 
Brethren Navajo Ministries. She assists her husband in 
numerous tasks related to the school and the adminis- 
trative offices. One of their daughters is a student in the 
Grace Indian Christian School; another is a student at 
Pensacola Christian College in Florida 



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HERALD/ November 15, 1991 



GRACE SCHOOLS 



Grace College and CE National 

Serving Christ Together at BNYC 



"We're here to serve — how can we help?" 

That was the question asked over and over as 
Grace College administration and staff worked 
beside CE National to make Brethren National 
Youth Conference '91a big success. 

CE National annually takes on the challenge of 
planning and orchestrating the youth portion of 
national conference. The job is huge and grow- 
ing — 1,792 young people attended this past sum- 
mer at Flagstaff, Arizona. 

"It was so exciting to see Grace College people 
taking an active, serving attitude," says E. J. 
Underwood, Chief Financial Officer for CE 
National and Associate Director of BNYC. "They 
made a special point of getting to know the 
young people by living in the dorms with them, 
working at the registration tables, driving shuttle 
vans across campus, or handing them a cold soft 
drink when they arrived hot and tired. 

"Grace provided music and skits and whatever 
help we needed. They worked with us, serving 
wherever the need arose," Underwood adds. 

And, the administration and staff of Grace 
Schools were eager to do just that. 

"We looked at the opportunities that were 
there — the chance that we had missed in the 
past — to meet young people from the fellowship 
and get to know them. To show them what we at 
Grace are like and show them the best that 
Grace has to offer. We saw clearly that it was 
time to grasp those opportunities," says Carl 
Beridon, Dean of Enrollment for the college. 

"We know that the best way to grasp work for 
Christ is through servanthood. We asked CE to 
tell us what we could do to help. BNYC is their 
project and we wanted to participate in any way 
that would help reach the young people and 
make the week go smoothly," Beridon explains. 

Grace Schools offer great things for young 
people — a quality education founded on biblical 




Grace College staff and students enjoy the splendor 
of the Grand Canyon during this summer's BNYC. 



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churches — and preparing them for church minis- 
tries both lay and full time — is a good decision. 

"We appreciate the support that we have 
received in the past from CE and the churches. 
We want to do whatever it takes to keep that rela- 
tionship strong," says Beridon. 

"I agree," adds Underwood, "CE and Grace are 
separate institutions that are striving to serve 
Christ together. BNYC is a good place to lock 
hands and watch what God will do as we will- 
ingly serve together." 



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SNAPSHOTS 

from 

C.E. National's 

Eur-TIME 

Teams 

by Kip Cone 



TIME (Training in Ministry Experiences) is a program 
developed for college-age or older adults in order to offer 
cross-cultural ministry experiences in the United 
States as well as overseas. The goal is to see partici- 
pants challenged in such a way that they will experi- 
ence spiritual growth, a burden for the lost, boldness to 
share their faith and a basis on which to evaluate their 
personal responsibility to the mission God has given to 
each believer. GBFM wishes to thank CE National for 
their teamwork in Great Commission ministries. 




Street Evangelism in Romania. 



France/Romania 

Iasi, the fifth largest city in Romania, lies in 
the northeast part of the country, only 18 kilo- 
meters from the Soviet border. In this remote, 
almost isolated section of Eastern Europe, the 
France/Romania team walked into the city 
prison. As guards looked on, they entered a 
small auditorium where two hundred prisoners 
wearing striped "concentration camp" pajamas 
stood at attention. The uniformity of shaved 
heads and prison garb matched the common 
look of sullen resignation and despair on the 
faces of the inmates. The Americans, touched 
with fear and awe at this most usual opportun- 
ity, began to sing "His Name is Wonderful." As 
the last notes faced, Jay Bell stepped forward 
singing "Alleluia." The team soon accompanied 
him. Hay then motioned to the inmates to join. 
One by one, faltering at first, the prisoners began 
to sing the chorus until the room resounded with 
the heavy sound of two hundred male voices! 
Voices unused to uttering words of joy sang 
praises to God! A Romanian pastor spoke with 
the men, answering their questions about this 
God to whom they had sung. Three-fourths of 
the inmates responded to the invitation, raising 
their hands and praying out loud to receive 
Christ as their Savior! The Americans had a 
parting gift — Bibles. As if a signal had been 
given, as soon as the box of Bibles was opened 
both the prisoners and the guards lunged for- 
ward toward the stage, begging for a copy of 
God's Word. The sight was frighteningly joyous! 
One particularly large, burly-looking man cra- 
dled his new treasure close to his chest. As he 
hugged the Bible, he wept, repeating tenderly, 
"Biblia, Biblia, Biblia." 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS 




Laying bricks in Nitra, Czechoslavakia. 



Germany/Czechoslovakia 

They thought "mortar" and "block" were the 
only English words Jan knew. With gestures 
and demonstrations, the calm Czechoslovakian 
guided several team members in erecting a third 
story wall of the Brethren church in Nitra, 
Czechoslovakia. By the time the wall was fin- 
ished, the TIME team members had become very 
fond of Jan and the way he called for the heavy 
clay blocks and sloppy buckets of mortar. Their 
last day in Nitra, the team worked furiously to 
complete another building project. As they toiled, 
one member began to sing a hymn. The others 
sang along, working to the rhythm of the melody. 
Suddenly, a familiar but unexpected voice joined 
in. Several team members stopped and looked in 
amazement at Jan who, with a heavy Slovakian 
accent, was singing too! The last few hours of 
labor flew by as the team members sang hymn 
after hymn. Jan sang along, sometimes in 
English, sometimes in Slovak. A deeper bond 
was sealed between the Americans and the Slo- 
vakian Brethren as they praised God together, 
realizing that His glory spreads throughout the 
world. 




English children at Shirley Heath Junior School. 



England/Scotland 

For weeks before CE National's TIME team 
arrived in England, Dave and Becky Schwan had 
promoted the puppet Bible clubs which the team 
would be holding at their son's school, Shirley 
Heath. They were planning on a good crowd of 
children. Excitement was high as the team set up 
the puppet stage in the tidy gymnasium on the 
first day. Nervous anticipation soon collapsed 
into dismay when only five children, representing 
just two families, attended the club. The team's 
spirit lifted as they sang songs, worked their 
puppets, listened to a missionary story, and 
played a game with the children who had come, 
but the frustration lingered. Afterwards, Bill Kid- 
doo encouraged the team to continue ministering 
with enthusiasm. He explained that people are 
suspicious, and that it takes time to build credi- 
bility and trust. The team responded in prayer 
and with renewed energy. Each day, more chil- 
dren came to the club. By the end of the week, 
the hall seemed almost crowded with twenty-five 
children eagerly awaiting another puppet perfor- 
mance. The reward for the team's effort was 
supernatural. One child trusted Christ as Savior, 
and the door was opened for the England team to 
hold more Bible clubs in the school. After only a 
few days, the short term missionaries under- 
stood the intensity of the spiritual battle in 
England. 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



Momma 



by Jinny Kennedy 



This is an open letter to all the ladies who 
shared with me concerning my Momma during 
this past year's studies in "Friendship of 
Women." 

On Thanksgiving Day, 1989, Momma had a 
stroke and the following Sunday morning she 
went to be with Jesus. 

Our son, Pastor David Kennedy, had been in 
to see her on Saturday. She was in a coma, but 
after reading to her from John 14, he gently told 
her, "Relax, Grams, you're almost home." He was 
holding her hand on the side not affected with 
paralysis. She squeezed his hand in response. 

I had been with her in August 1989. Although 
she had become quite disoriented, whenever I 
quoted any of the favorite Scriptures she had 
memorized, she would become alert enough to 
say them with me. We quoted many of the 



Psalms including Psalms 23, 91, and 100. 

One day in Makokila, Hawaii, I lay down to 
take a nap. My thoughts were with Momma. I 
asked the Lord about her, because I knew she 
was slowly going home and wondered what she 
might be thinking, wherever she was in that 
state of "un-at-home-ness" between earth and 
heaven. 

The Lord told me to go downstairs, get my pen 
and paper and He would give me the answer to 
my question. I obeyed and it was as if He wrote 
while I pushed the pen. This was Momma's 
answer. It seems fitting now for me to share this 
insight that God gave me on April 14, 1989, 
when He knew He would call her to Himself 
seven months later. It has been a great comfort 
to me and I trust it can bring peace of mind and 
heart to many others. 




Momma at 95 

It's lonely now, 

And darkness dims the eyes so blind; 
But in my spirit still Your presence known 

Brings calmness to my heart and peace of mind. 
Though frailty erases much of memories past, 

I do believe, Dear Lord, 
You've saved the best for last. 

It's quiet now. 

The noises of the world are dull, obscure. 

And thoughts of You are sanctifying hopes 

Made pure by sensing that Your loving hands 
Still hold me fast. 

I know within my heart 
You've saved the best for last. 

I'm tired now. 

The hectic pace of earthly chores is done. 
I seek a better place whose Builder is the Lord — 

Who saw me through this fight of faith. 
The race is won. And I am now content to rest in You. 

The die is cast; for truly, going home with You is proof 
You've saved the best for last. 




WMC Offering: 

(September, October, November) 

(send before December 10) 



Home Missions 
Goal: $8,000 

This offering is for the initial funding to pro- 
vide start-up kits for new churches, making it 
possible for new pastors to acquire equipment 
needed in beginning a ministry. This might 
include hymn books, keyboards, amplifying 
system, computer, software, Bibles, teaching 



aids, telephone, signs, brochures, and many 
other useful tools. 

Thank Offering 

(Suggested goal: $1.50 or more per member) 

The thank offering this year is for SMM debt 
reduction. Our aim as a WMC is to encourage 
our "daughter" by eliminating the debts that are 
a carryover from past years. 



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BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Larry Chamberlain, Forest Jackson, Mike Clapham, 
Robert Belohlavek. 



Cincinnati GBC 

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The Grace Brethren Church of Cincinnati broke 
ground for their new church on Sunday, Septem- 
ber 8, 1991. The church has been moving ahead 
on a pay-as-you-have basis. The plans as well as 
the land have been paid for and about $250,000 
has been raised for the building. 

Charles Turner of The Herald Ministries pre- 
sented the opening remarks and members of the 
church, with Pastor Mike Clapham, recounted 
the challenges to date and the plans for the 
future. 

Four groups were represented in the service, 
showing the progress and cooperation of the 
work. Larry Chamberlain, from Home Missions; 
Forest Jackson, representing the district; Mike 
Clapham, local pastor; and Robert Belohlavek, 
from the Columbus-Worthington GBC of Ohio, 
the Mother church. 




The Indianapolis Herald Bookstore 

The Brethren Missionary Herald opened a sec- 
ond Herald Bookstore in Indianapolis, IN, on 
Wednesday, September 11, 1991. The opening 
came after many months of planning and hard 
work. There had been discussion of opening a 
new store for about a year. 



The Herald Co. has been growing through a 
large mail order business. Customers include 
accounts in every state in the Union and total 
about 6,000. The Herald Co. also services other 
Christian bookstores and a number of colleges 
and universities. In addition, there are 23 foreign 
countries in which we have accounts at the 
present time. 

The new store is located in the northeast sec- 
tion of Indianapolis at Interstate 69 and East 
96th Street. It is part of a shopping strip with 30 
other stores. The site includes a Wal-Mart and 
SAM'S Wholesale, Shell, McDonalds, a bank and 
other commercial establishments. 

Hours at the bookstore are from 10:00 a.m. 
until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 
from 1 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. It 
is expected that the new Herald Bookstore will 
dramatically increase the sales of the ministry. 

The first two customers were Gerald Polman 
and his sister Elaine Brenneman. This was 
appropriate because their father, Leo Polman, 
was one of the early leaders in the work of the 
Brethren Missionary Herald. 



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FELLOWSHIP NEWS 



NEWS UPDATE 



The First Brethren Church of 

Buena Vista, VA held special 
homecoming and revival services 
on October 13-16, 1991. The 
church commemorated its 101st 
anniversary with former pastor, 
Rev. Ed Lewis, Sr., who faithfuliy 
served at the church from 1954- 
1963, ministering from God's Word. 
He spoke on the question, "Why 
Does God Permit the Christian to 
Suffer?" John and Linda Pantana 
presented special music. A carry-in 
supper and the evening worship 
service concluded this special 
occasion. 

The new Grace Brethren Church 

has been started in Sidney, OH, 
with Roger Bartlett serving as the 
pastor. 

CORRECTION. In the September 
1 5 issue of The Herald, we listed an 
Airmail to Missionaries gift for the 
Ramsey family as being given by 
Mary Jane Rice. Instead the gift 
came from the entire Hope WMC of 
Canton, Ohio GBC. 



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Change Your Annual: 

Allem, David. His telephone number is 215/ 

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Buckingham, Don. 5699 Saucony, Hilliard, 

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Howell, Stephen. 7053 Prout Rd., 
Friendship, MD 20758 (Tel. 301/257- 
3056). He is the Associate Pastor at the 
Cavert County Grace Brethren Church, 
Owings, MD. 

Jackson, Jim. He can be reached at 2216 
NW 108th St., Vancouver, WA 98685. 



The Grace Brethren Church of 

Ontario, OH, has been closed. Mark 
Benzie, the former pastor, is work- 
ing for the YMCA in Minnesota. 



Lindelef, Garth. 92-783 Makakilo Dr., #19, 

Makakilo, HI 96707. 
Marling, Will. His telephone number is 614/ 

855-0139. 
Ostrander, Mike. 1 149 CR 30A, Mifflin, OH 

44805. 
Smais, Ron. His telephone area code is 31 7. 

Weddings: 

Redcay: Jennifer Meyers and Douglas 
Redcay were united in marriage on June 
29, 1991 , at the Grace Brethren Church 
of New Holland, PA. Roy Roberts, pastor. 

Deaths: 

Glesner, Ray A., 55, went to be with the Lord 
on September 1 , 1991 . He was a 
member of the Grace Brethren Church of 
Hagerstown, MD. Ray Davis, pastor. 

Wolf, Esther, 83, August 26, 1991 . She was 
a member of the Grace Brethren Church 
of Portis, KS. R. John Snow, pastor. 

Ralph Schwartz is no longer serv- 
ing as pastor of the Santa Maria, 
CA, church. He and his wife will be 
serving as missionaries to Portugal. 



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Table of Contents 



DISTRICT CONFERENCES 

Allegheny 52 

Arctic 53 

Chesapeake 53 

East Central Florida 53 

Florida Suncoast 54 

Hawaii 55 

Indiana 55 

Iowa-Midlands 56 

Michigan 57 

Mid-Atlantic 58 

Mountain-Plains 58 

Nor-Cal 59 

Northcentral Ohio 59 

Northeastern Ohio 60 

Northern Atlantic 61 

Northwest 63 

South Florida-Caribbean 64 

Southern 64 

Southern California-Arizona 65 

Southern Ohio 66 

Southwest 66 

Virginia 67 

Western Pennsylvania 67 

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP 

Churches, Directory of Brethren 70 

Districts, Directory of 50 

Ministers, Roster of 89 

Minutes of 1991 National Fellowship- 
Business Sessions 9 

Moderator's Address 5 

Organization and Committees 3 

Statistical Report 19 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

Brethren Evangelistic Ministries 47 

Brethren Missionary Herald Company 37 

Brethren Women's Missionary Council 38 

CE National 45 

Grace Brethren Foreign Missions 24 

Grace Brethren Home Missions Council .... 30 

Grace Brethren Investment Foundation 33 

Grace Brethren Financial Planning Service . 34 

Grace Brethren Men International 46 

Grace Schools 34 

National Fellowship of Brethren Retirement 

Homes, Inc 47 

National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Ministers 42 

SMM 41 



fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 



OFFICERS 

Moderator — David R. Plaster 

Moderator-Elect — William H. Snell 

Secretary — John Snow 

Treasurer — Steve Popenfoose 

FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR 

Charles Ashman 



FELLOWSHIP COUNCIL 



Moderator, ('91-'92), (Ex Officio) 

David Plaster 

Moderator-Elect, ('91-'92) (Ex Officio) 

William Snell 

Past Moderator, ('90-'91) (Ex Officio) 

Jerry Young 

Luke Kauffman, ('92), Eastern 

H. Don Rough, ('93), Eastern 

Ray Davis, ('94), Eastern 



Dan Eshleman, (95) Eastern 
James Custer, ('92), Central 
Jesse Deloe, ('93), Central 
John Mayes, ('94), Central 
Bud Olszewski, ('95), Central 
John Mcintosh, ('92), Western 
Greg Howell, ('93), Western 
John Snow, ('94), Western 
Ed Trenner, ('95), Western 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 

Dan Thornton, Chm. ('92) 
Robert MacMillan, ('92) 
Paul Woodruff, ('93) 
Ron Boehm, ('93) 
Bob Moeller, ('94) 
Randy Smith, ('94) 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Curt Miller, Chm. ('92) 
Brian Smith, ('93) 
Ron Manahan, ('94) 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Wendell Kent, Chm. 
Richard DeArmey 
Robert Fetterhoff 
Ron Thompson 
Jay Fretz 
Timothy Coyle 

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE 

Ed Cashman, Chm. ('92) 
Ron Carnevali, ('93) 
Galen Wiley, ('94) 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 



SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE 

Donald Shoemaker, Chm. 
Russell Ogden 
Bob Fetterhoff 
John Teevan 
Ron Cohen 

STRATEGY COMMITTEE 

Jerry Young, Chm. 

Bob Fetterhoff 

Roy Halberg 

Ed Trenner, Consultant 



RETIREMENT PLANNING 
COMMITTEE 

James Johnson, Chm. 
Bill Burby 
James Custer 
Dewey Melton 
Charles Turner 



F.G.B.C. CHAPLAIN ENDORSING 
AGENT 

Chaplain Lee Jenkins 



APPOINTMENTS 

PASTORLESS CHURCHES & 
AVAILABLE MEN COORDINATOR 

Greg Howell 



For information regarding the national organizations and cooperating boards of the 
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches please refer to the section of this annual 
entitled "National Organizations" beginning on page 25 



PAST MODERATORS 

1940— Charles H. Ashman, 
1941— L. S. Bauman* 
1942— Roy Patterson* 
1943— Herman A. Hoyt 
1944— Russell D. Barnard* 
1945— Kenneth Ashman* 
1946— Bernard Schneider* 
1947— W. A. Ogden* 
1948— Paul Bauman 
1949— Miles Taber* 
1950— Conard Sandy* 
1951— Orville Jobson* 
1952— Arnold Kriegbaum 
1953— J. L. Gingrich* 
1954— R. Paul Miller, Sr.* 
1955— Thomas Hammers 
1956— Bernard Schneider* 
1957— Miles Taber* 
1958— Paul Dick 
1959-Harold Etling* 
1960— Ralph Colburn 
1961— John Aeby 
1962— Mark Malles 
1963— Kenneth Ashman* 
1964— L. L. Grubb* 
1965— Richard Grant 
1966— Glenn O'Neal* 



Sr. 



1967— Homer A. Kent, Sr.* 
1968— Russell D. Barnard* 
1969- Wesley Haller* 
1970— William Tweeddale 
1971 -Robert Collitt* 
1972— Wayne Beaver 
1973— Charles Ashman 
1974— Scott Weaver 
1975— Charles Turner 
1976— Robert W. Thompson 
1977— James Custer 
1978— David Hocking 
1979— Jesse Deloe 
1980— Knute Larson 
1981— Luke Kauffman 
1982-Homer A. Kent, Jr. 
1983— Edwin Cashman 
1984— Lester E. Pifer 
1985— John Mayes 
1986— Tom Julien 
1987-Dean Fetterhoff 
1988— John J. Davis 
1989— Roger Peugh 
1990— Jerry Young 

Year listed denotes the year in which the 
person was elected moderator. (*Denotes 
deceased.) 



HAVING HOPE 



A Message Presented by Jerry R. Young 

Moderator of the FGBC 

July 28, 1991 



The world often seems to me to be a rather 
hopeless place. I believe ourselves very 
fortunate, as a nation, to have enjoyed the 
leadership of a hopeful man. Whatever his 
faults may have been, former President 
Reagan was a great encouragement to us. Our 
current President, George Bush, likewise 
gives evidence of being a hopeful man. May 
God bless him. We need all the encourage- 
ment we can get, because, you see, the world 
is a rather hopeless place. 

The famous English philosopher Bertrand 
Russell once wrote, "We stand on the shore 
of an ocean, crying to the night and the 
emptiness; sometimes a voice answers out of 
the darkness. But it is a voice of one 
drowning; and in a moment the silence 
returns. The world seems to me quite dread- 
ful; the unhappiness of most people is very 
great, and I often wonder how they all endure 
it." 

A couple of years ago, my wife presented 
me with a membership in Tim's Gym, a local 
establishment in Lititz that specializes in the 
preservation of old muscles. With fleeting 
thoughts of what she might be trying to tell 
me, I decided to try the place and see what 
it could do. One of the staff members that 
greeted me praised the power of positive 
thinking. And I reminded him that positive 
thinking is powerful only when there is hope 
to hang it on. Let's face it, my muscles will 
never regain their youthful elasticity. My 
tummy will never again be flat. 

Some of you know the experience of lost 
hope. It might have been the lost hope of 
romance, or marriage. It might have been the 
lost hope of good health, either for yourself 
or for a loved one. It might have been the lost 
hope of a successful business or vocation. It 
might have been the lost hope of a child gone 
wrong. Whatever it is, some of you know the 
experience of lost hope. The world is filled 
with lost hopes. 

But there is a God of hope that stands above, 
beyond this world of lost hopes. A God that 
offers endurance and encouragement in the 
hopeless moments of life. A God that is able 
to fill you with joy and peace, able to make 
you overflow with hope when all is lost. Our 



Bible text for today tells how God can do that, 
if you will let Him. 

Please turn in your Bibles to the book of 
Romans, chapter 15. I am reading from the 
New International Version, verse one: "We 
who are strong ought to bear with the failings 
of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each 
of us should please his neighbor for his good, 
to build him up. For even Christ did not please 
Himself but, as it is written: The insults of 
those who insult you have fallen on me." 

Look on down the page in your Bibles to 
verse seven: "Accept one another, then, just 
as Christ accepted you, in order to bring 
praise to God." 

Hope begins with remembering Jesus. Our 
tendency, in the midst of lost hopes, is to think 
only of ourselves. To nurse bitterness and 
sorrow. Turning inward, we focus on our own 
problems, our own disappointments. Others 
are forgotten, even rejected. Often mistreated. 

Once upon a time, a young businessman 
returned home tired from a hard day at the 
office. He found his two children rushing 
madly about the house, whooping it up and 
having a good time. He scolded both of them 
and sent them to bed. The next morning, he 
found a note pinned to his bedroom door. It 
read, "Be good to your children, and they will 
be good to you. Yours truly, God." 

Have you noticed? When things go wrong 
in our lives, we tend to take it out on others. 
That is the exact reverse of what Jesus did, 
and what we ought to do. 

Do you remember what Jesus did when all 
hope was gone for you? Your sin separated 
you from God, threatened to bring you to 
judgment, to death and hell. But Christ died 
for you, in your place. 

And here is the incredible part. On the 
cross, He bore not only the judgment of God 
for the sins of the world; He also bore the 
taunts of the very people for whom He died. 
Psalm 69 verse 9, quoted in Romans 15, verse 
3, puts these words on the lips of Jesus: "The 
insults of those who insult you have fallen on 
Me." 

He didn't have to put up with that. But He 
did. A rejected, tragic, hopeless figure of a 
man, His thoughts were not for Himself, but 



for you. 

Because of who He is: the eternal Son of 
God . . . because of what He did at calvary 
and the empty tomb . . . there is hope for you. 
He is the only source of hope. The ancient 
Greeks believed that hope is part of the fabric 
of every human soul. But their hope was 
nothing more than a mysterious impulse 
giving rise to good and beautiful things in the 
world. A vague feeling that everything will 
turn out fine some day. Well, everything 
doesn't turn out fine, and feelings won't do 
when all is lost. 

The Lord Jesus offers something better to 
pin your hopes on. 

Once upon a time, a little boy was 
overheard talking to himself. With a baseball 
cap on his head and a bat in his hand, he 
proudly announced to himself, "I'm the 
greatest baseball player in the world!" Then 
he tossed a ball in the air, swung and missed. 
Undaunted, he picked up the ball, threw it into 
the air again, and said (louder this time), "I'm 
the greatest player in the world!" Again he 
swung and missed. He paused a moment to 
carefully examine the ball. Then he threw the 
ball into the air, swung the bat as hard as he 
could, and missed the third time. "Wow!" 
he said with awe. "What a pitcher!" 

When all is lost, we need something more 
than mental adjustments. We need a hope that 
transcends human feelings, a hope that comes 
true. Peter revealed the source of this hope 
in his first letter to Christians. In the first 
chapter, verse 3, Peter wrote that God "has 
given us new birth into a living hope through 
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the 
dead." 

Hope begins with remembering the Lord. 
Without the cross, there would have been no 
empty tomb. Without the empty tomb, no 
eternal life offered to those who believe. The 
greatest victories spring from the ashes of lost 
hopes. Remember the Lord. 

There is a second thing I want to show you 
from our Bible text today. Hope builds its 
house on the Word of God. 

Perhaps you remember the story Jesus told 
about two men who built houses. The wise 
man built his house on rock. Matthew chapter 
7, verse 25 says "The rain came down, the 
streams rose, and the winds blew and beat 
against that house; yet it did not fall, because 
it had its foundation on the rock." The foolish 
man built his house on sand. Verse 27 says 



"The rain came down, the streams rose, and 
the winds blew and beat against that house, 
and it fell with a great crash. ' ' And Jesus said, 
"Everyone who hears these words of mine 
and puts them into practice is like a wise man 
who built his house on the rock." 

Hope does not descend like magic from 
above. I am afraid that some people in Grace 
Brethren churches are addicted to superstition. 
Some of you believe the performance of 
religious duties brings a special grace from 
God. Some of you believe that power with 
God depends on how often you pray, or how 
fervently you pray, or how publicly you pray. 
Some believe fasting is a magical button to 
push when hope is desperately needed. I am 
afraid for you. 

It doesn't matter how often I pray, or how 
well. It doesn't matter how insightful I 
happen to be on occasion regarding other 
people's needs or burdens. It doesn't matter 
how well I preach or teach. These don't 
prove anything with God. Read Matthew, 
chapter 6, if you want to know what God 
thinks about the public exercise of religion. 

Only one thing will cause you to stand when 
all is lost. Hope builds its house on the word 
of God. Look again at Romans 15, verse 4: 
"Everything that was written in the past was 
written to teach us, so that through endurance 
and the encouragement of the Scriptures we 
might have hope." 

Once upon a time, a little girl watched as 
her mother put moisturizing cream on her 
face. "What are you doing, Mommy?" 
asked the little girl. "Putting cream on my 
face." "Why?" "Well, it's good for 
wrinkles." "Oh. It's sure doing a great job, 
Mommy. You're getting lots of them." 

Only one thing will put endurance and 
encouragement in your life. Time spent in the 
Word of God provides a foundation for hope. 
Putting it to work in the privacy of your soul 
builds a house that doesn't fall in the storms 
of life. The moisturizing cream of religious 
performance will never do. Don't be fooled. 

In the King James Version, the words in 
verse 4 are translated "patience and 
comfort. ' ' Notice how the words are repeated 
in verse five for emphasis. The word 
"endurance," or "patience," comes from a 
word that means "to remain," or "stay." 
Endurance appears only in time of trouble, 
when it takes effort to stay the course. 

The word "encouragement," or 



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comfort," comes from the Greek word 
paraclete." It is the same word Jesus used 
) describe the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of 
Dhn chapters 14, 15 and 16. The word means 
to help alongside." 

That brings me to third and last thing I want 
) show you from our Bible text today. Hope 
uilds the lives of others. Hope begins with 
smembering Jesus. Hope builds its house on 
le Word of God. And hope builds the lives 
f others. 

Without hope, we are stagnant pools of 
'ater, taking in but never giving out. 
erving ourselves, rejecting others. Insen- 
itive. Independent. 

Once upon a time, a Scotsman returned to 
cotland after a few weeks in New York 
!ity. He said to a friend, "Ay, they're a crass 
rt there, they're very impolite. There's no 
;lling what a New Yorker will do when 
roused. Two-thirty in the morning, if you 
an believe this, Jack, a screaming and a 
ounding at my door. Three o'clock in the 
torning, if you can believe that, Jack, more 
:reaming and pounding." So the Scotsman 
aid, "What did you do?" "I didn't do 
nything. I just went on quietly playing my 
agpipes." 

Only the power of the Holy Spirit let loose 
l our lives can erase the insensitive, indepen- 
ent spirit that plagues so many Christians and 
hurches today. Many of us don't really care 
bout others. We care only for ourselves and 
or those who are like us. We don't ask what 
'thers need. We ask only what we want. We 
on't look for ways to let others have their 
/ay. We struggle to get our own way. 

When the God of hope fills you with joy 
nd peace, certain other things appear visibly 
n your life. Verse one, you put up with the 
ailings of those who are weak. Verse two, 
ou seek to meet the needs of others. Verse 
ive, you exhibit a spirit of unity among 
ourselves. Verse seven, you accept one 
nother. Verse eight, you become a servant 
if others, even those who fail miserably, 
/erse nine, you cause others to praise God. 
/erse 12, they place their hope in the Lord 
esus Christ. Your hope overflows. 

All that sounds like a bunch of love and 
inity to me. And soul winning. Things which 
ire sadly lacking in many of our churches. 

Once upon a time, a dog presented her 
>wners with a surprise litter of six pups. The 
'amily tried unsuccessfully to give the pups 



away. Finally, after cleaning the daily deposits 
one too many times, the man of the house 
issued an ultimatum to his wife: "Either the 
puppies go or I go." Two days later, she 
pushed the local newspaper in front of him 
with an ad circled. It read, "Husband says 
either he or puppies must go. Puppies are 
adorable, fat, mixed breed. Husband is cross 
and unsympathetic. Your choice, free!" 

I confess, there are times when I would like 
to unload some Christians I know. Rather than 
overflow with hope, they overflow with 
bitterness and strife. But I cannot. The Lord 
Jesus loves them. And the Lord loves you. 
He wants you to know the joy and peace that 
comes from trusting Him. 

Surely there is someone in this audience 
today that longs for a hope that comes true. 
You have tried mental adjustment, but the 
emptiness, the sorrow of lost hopes is more 
than you can bear. Hope begins with 
remembering Jesus. He died for you and rose 
again that He might bring you to God. Will 
you today surrender your broken life to the 
One who puts people back together again? 

There are delegates from churches all over 
America in the audience today. Will you set 
your heart this week to overflow with hope 
by the power of the Holy Spirit? That would 
make a wonderful difference in business 
sessions. I'll have some recommendations that 
may help us do a better job of building one 
another. I'll let you decide. 

Charles Osgood wrote a poem some years 
ago that may help you understand what we 
are about this week. It is entitled, Trouble 
Afoot: 

"I ask if any of you know, 

When men's socks vanish, where do they 
go? 

Perhaps, as folk suggest, 

Martians take some, leave the rest. 

For reasons out beyond the stars 

They need one sock of yours on Mars. 

Or here's a thought, perhaps debatable: 
One sock is made biodegradable. 

But the best idea, the greatest notion, 
Comes from New York. One H. Poloshjian 
Suggests that maybe in his drawers 
Are socks that might match some of yours . 

He thinks there should be some device, 
And possibly it would be nice 
If match-ups could be somehow made 
Through systematic one-sock trade. 



The time has come for such a change, 
And hence the New York Sock Exchange." 

We'll be exchanging a lot of socks this 
week. Some of us have lost socks along the 
way, and what we have don't match anymore. 
How about cheering us up with a fresh idea 
or a pat on the back? Some of us have socks 
with holes in them. How about mending our 
broken spirits and sharing some hope with us? 
Some of us have smelly socks, and we're the 
hardest ones to help. Because, you see, no one 
likes to be around us. We smell. How about 
washing us with the fragrance of Christ? 
Accepting us. Forgiving us. 

To all I say: Remember Jesus. Put the 
Bible into practice. Build the lives of others. 

' ' May the God of hope fill you with all joy 
and peace as you trust in Him, so that you 
may overflow with hope by the power of the 
Holy Spirit." 

I have heard the complaint by some that 
our Fellowship of churches elevates love and 
unity over purity of doctrine. That is un- 



mitigated nonsense for at lease two reasons. 
First, if love and unity are so important to us, 
where are they? I have been a pastor in this 
Fellowship for over 25 years, and most of 
those years have been marked by strife. I ask 
again, if love and unity are so important to 
us, where are they? 

Second, love and unity cannot be separated 
from pure doctrine. They have everything to 
do with Christian living and the power of the 
Holy Spirit. Would it be proper to complain 
that the deity of Christ has been elevated 
above pure doctrine? Or that the filling of the 
Holy Spirit has been elevated above pure 
doctrine? That's nonsense! The New 
Testament is jammed with commands to love 
one another and get along. How then can you 
say that love and unity have been elevated 
above doctrine? They are doctrines! In 
case you haven't noticed, six of the ten 
commandments have to do with loving each 
other. Love and obedience are inseparable. 



Business Sessions 



FIRST SESSION 

Monday morning, July 29, 1991 

The Conference Moderator Jerry Young 
called to order the first session of the 52nd 
Annual conference of The Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches meeting at 
Columbus, OH, July 29-August 1. He led in 
the reading of Ephesians 2: 1-10 and prayer. 

A motion prevailed that the official list of 
member churches of the F.G.B.C. consist of 
those churches listed on pages 69-87 of the 
1991 Grace Brethren Annual, with the 
exception of the churches which have dis- 
banded or voluntarily withdrawn from the 
Fellowship. 

Emory Young reported for the Membership 
Committee a total of 279 ministerial delegates 
and 428 lay delegates for a first day total of 
707 delegates. 

A motion prevailed to seat the delegates 
as reported by the Membership Committee. 

New Churches Received 

A motion prevailed to accept the Happy 
Valley Grace Brethren Church of State 
College, PA, into the F.G.B.C. 

A motion prevailed to accept the Rocky 
Ridge Grace Brethren Church of New 
Albany, OH, into the F.G.B.C. 

A motion prevailed to accept the Liberty 
Grace Brethren Church of Philadelphia, PA, 
into the F.G.B.C. 

A motion prevailed to accept the New Life 
Community Grace Brethren Church of 
Souderton, PA, into the F.G.B.C. 

A motion prevailed to accept the 
Fellowship Grace Brethren Church of Rich- 
mond, VA, into the F.G.B.C. 

A motion prevailed to accept the New Life 
Grace Brethren Church of Orange County, 
Cypress, CA, into the F.G.B.C. 

An additional report of the Membership 
Committee was announced with 7 more 
delegates: 283 ministerial delegates, 431 lay 
delegates for a first day total of 714. 

Charles Ashman presented the proposed 
agenda noting the following changes: add 
' 'Approval of minutes of Business Section 2 ' ' 
between items 1 and 2 and "Approval of 
minutes of Business Session 3" between items 



10 and 11 on the Thursday session. 

A motion prevailed to adopt the proposed 
agenda as amended. 

Proposed Agenda 
Monday, July 29, 1991, 2:30 p.m. 
First Business Session / 

1 . Call to Order, Moderator Jerry Young 

2 . Presentation of member churches in the 
F.G.B.C, Fellowship Council 

3. Initial report of the Membership Commit- 
tee, Emory "Zeke" Young, Chm. 

4. Seating of delegates from member 
churches 

5. Presentation of new churches to be 
received into the F.G.B.C, Fellowship 
Council 

6. Additional report of the Membership 
Committee, Emory "Zeke" Young 

7. Seating of delegates of newly received 
churches 

8. Presentation of the Proposed Agenda, 
Charles Ashman, Fellowship Coordinator 

9. Consideration of applications from 
newly formed districts 

10. Correction of last year's minutes 

11. Report of the Nominating Committee, 
Larry Wedertz, Chm. 

12. Election of Moderator-Elect and 
Fellowship Council members 

13. Report of appointment of Conference 
officers, Fellowship Council 

14. Ratification by the Conference of those 
appointments 

15. Report of the appointment of Conference 
committees, Fellowship Council 

16. Report of the Fellowship Council on 
recommendations from the Moderator, 
Roger Peugh 

17. Adjournment 

Tuesday, July 30, 1991, 2:30 p.m. 

Second Business Session 

1. Call to Order, Moderator, Jerry Young 

2. Approval of the minutes of the first 
business session 

3 . Additional report from the Membership 
Committee, Emory "Zeke" Young 

4. Report of the elections of Moderator- 
Elect and Fellowship Council members 

5. Report of the F.G.B.C. Strategy 
Committee, Jerry Young, Chm. 

6. Report of the progress of the Forums, Jim 



Custer, National Forums Coordinator 

7. Report of the Board of Brethren 
Evangelistic Ministries, Ron Thompson, 
Executive Director 

8. Election of members to the Board of 
Brethren Evangelistic Ministries 

9. Report of the Social Concerns 
Committee, Don Shoemaker, Chm. 

10. Report of the Resolutions Committee, 
James Poyner, Chm. 

1 1 . Report of the Retirement Planning Com- 
mittee, Larry Chamberlain, Chm. 

12. Report of the Brethren Chaplain's 
Ministries, Lee Jenkins, Endorsing Agent 

13. Report of the Conference Treasurer, 
Steve Popenfoose, Treasurer 

14. Report of the Conference Auditor, 
Donald Eshelman 

15. Unfinished business 

16. New business 

17. Adjournment 

Thursday, August 1, 1991, 2:30 p.m. 

Third Business Session 

1. Call to Order, Moderator, Jerry Young 

2 . Approval of the minutes of the second 
business session 

3. Additional report of the Membership 
Committee, Emory "Zeke" Young 

4 . Election of the Conference Nominating 
Committee 

5. Report of the Conference Statistician, 
Tom Avey 

6. Report of the Committee on Pastorless 
Churches and Available Men, Greg 
Howell, Chm. 

7 . Report of the Fellowship Council on their 
activities and actions, Jerry Young, Chm. 

8. Report on time and place of the 1992 and 
future conferences, Charles Ashman, 
Coordinator 

9. Additional reports 

10. Unfinished business 

1 1 . New business 

12. Approval of the minutes of the third 
business session 

13. Installation of the 1992 Conference 
Officers 

14. Adjournment (sine die) 

New District 

Moderator Young read an application from 
the Chesapeake Fellowship to be recognized 
as a newly formed district. 

A motion prevailed to accept the 



Chesapeake Fellowship as the Chesapeake 
District. 

1990 Conference Minutes Correction 

Moderator Young noted that the minutes of 
the Third Business Session from the 1990 
Conference were not approved. He noted that 
two corrections were needed. 

A motion prevailed that the minutes of 
the Third Business Session from the 1990 
Conference be approved as corrected as 
follows. In the minutes as recorded in the 
1991 Grace Brethren Annual, page 23, col. 
2, pp. 2, in the first sentence put quotation 
marks (") around the words "I'm confused." 
and remove the quotation marks from the last 
paragraph of the report on p. 24, col. 1 . On 
page 17, col. 1 with respect to the Bylaws 
amendment it was reported that the motion 
was passed when it should have been reported 
that it did not pass because it did not receive 
the needed two-thirds majority vote required 
for a Bylaws change. 

Nominating Committee Report 

Larry Wedertz reported for the Nominating 
Committee. The following were presented for 
nomination. 

Office of Moderator-Elect: William H. 
Snell and Charles G. Thornton 

Fellowship Council - Eastern Region: 
Dean Fetterhoff, Ronald Guiles, Ronzil 
Jarvis. Central Region: Arthur McCrum, 
Bud Olszewski, Stephen Peter. Western 
Region: Paul Hoffman, David Mitchell, Ed 
Trenner. 

A motion prevailed to place these names 
in nomination. 

Additional nominations were made from the 
floor: Eastern Region: Dan Eshleman, Jim 
Poyner, and Jeff Thornley. It was noted that 
Dean Fetterhoff had removed his name from 
consideration. 

A motion prevailed that the additional 
names be placed in nomination and the 
nominations cease. 

The election was then carried out. 

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE 
APPOINTMENTS 

Moderator Young announced the appoint- 
ment of Conference treasurer, Steve 
Popenfoose, and no appointments for the other 
two positions at present (Conference secretary 



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and Conference statistician). 

A motion prevailed to ratify the appoint- 
ment of Steve Popenfoose as Conference 
Treasurer. 

Fellowship Coordinator Charles Ashman 
announced the appointments to Conference 
Committees. 

Conference Membership: Randy Smith 
('94), Robert Moeller ('94) 
Resolutions: Ron Manahan ('94) 
Parliamentary: Ed Cashman ('92), Ron 
Carnevali ('93), Galen Wiley ('94) 
Social Concerns: Add Ron Cohen 
Pastorless Churches and Available Men 
Coordinator: Gregory Howell 
Retirement Planning: James Johnson and 
Bill Burby replacing Larry Chamberlain and 
Morgan Burgess. 

REPORT ON MODERATOR'S 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

Roger Peugh made a report from the 
Moderator's Address Committee. He 
presented two recommendations from the 
moderator, one with "Respect to handling dis- 
sent" and one with respect to "Improving the 
conference planning process". These both 
dealt with proposed changes in the F.G.B.C. 
Bylaws. A printed sheet of proposed Bylaw 
changes was distributed and the changes pro- 
posed by the moderator were read as follows: 

With Respect To Handling Dissent. 

Understanding that dissent is a desirable 
practice, since it drives us to examine 
cherished beliefs and practices in the light of 
God's word but also understanding that 
unharnessed dissent produces harmful effects 
and fails to move us toward productive results 
we recommend the following addition to our 
F.G.B.C. Bylaws. 

ARTICLE IV Meetings Of Members add 
Section Eight to read "Section Eight. 
Dissent." In the event that divisive issues 
threaten to disrupt business sessions and 
subvert the purposes of the Annual Con- 
ference, the Moderator may, with the advice 
and consent of the Fellowship Council, invoke 
a moratorium on the discussion of such 
particular issues in the Conference business 
sessions. In such cases the Fellowship 
Council shall initiate conflict resolution as 
follows: 

a. Small group discussion will be organ- 
ized for the purpose of increasing com- 
munication and understanding. These 



discussions shall be open to all interested 
persons and shall be of sufficient 
geographical dispersement so that all may 
participate, 
b. These discussions shall extend over a 
period of not less than two calendar years. 
Following sufficient discussion positive 
recommendations for a positive resolution 
shall be presented to the Annual Con- 
ference through the Fellowship 'Council. 

Improving The Conference Planning 
Process. 

Since Conference Moderators need to have 
major imput into all phases of Conference 
planning and since under our present system 
they do not have sufficient time to do so we 
are recommeding that the office of a Second 
Moderator-Elect be added to our Bylaws. The 
following changes are therefore 
recommended. 

ARTICLE V Fellowship Council, Section 
Two. Number and Term. 

— In paragraph one the number "fifteen" 
be changed to "sixteen". 

— Paragraph two be changed from "The 
remaining three members of the 
Fellowship Council shall be the 
moderator, moderator-elect, first 
moderator-elect, second moderator-elect 
and retiring moderator." 

ARTICLE VI Officers 

— Section One. Officers. Change 
"moderator-elect" to "first moderator- 
elect" and following that add the office 
of "second moderator-elect." 

— Section Two. Election. Change 
"moderator-elect" to "first moderator- 
elect" and "second moderator-elect". 

— Section Four. Responsibilities and 
Duties. 

— Change the title of number 2. to 
"First Moderator-Elect." 

— Add a section to be numbered 3 
3. "Second Moderator-Elect." 

a. He shall succeed to the office 
of first moderator-elect the 
second year following his 
election. 

b. He is a member, ex officio, 
of the Fellowship Council. 

c. He shall fulfill the function of 
first moderator-elect in the 
latter's absence or illness or 
when called upon by the 
moderator to do so. 



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d. He shall assume the office of 
first moderator-elect in the 
event of the resignation, 
decease or inability to serve 
as the first moderator-elect 
upon notification by the 
moderator. 

e. He shall lead in the early 
planning for the conference 
in which he will lead as 
moderator 

— Renumber the officers following 
sequentially. 

SECOND SESSION 
Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 1991 

Moderator Jerry Young called the second 
business session to order. 

The Moderator read 1 Thessalonians 
5:12-18 and led in prayer. 

The printed minutes of the first session were 
distributed and corrected. 

A motion prevailed that the minuted from 
Monday be approved as corrected. 

The Membership Committee gave an 
updated report of 448 lay delegates and 309 
ministerial delegates for a total of 757 
delegates. 

A motion prevailed to seat the additional 
delegates. 

CONFERENCE SECRETARY 
APPOINTMENT 

The Moderator reported that John Snow had 
been appointed Conference Secretary to fill 
the current term and serve next year. 

A motion prevailed to ratify the appoint- 
ment of John Snow as Conference Secretary. 

ELECTION REPORT 

The results of the election were given. 
William Snell was elected Moderator-Elect. 
Further voting was needed for the three 
regional representatives. Eastern Region: Dan 
Eshleman and Ronald Guiles; Central Region: 
Bud Olszewski and Stephen Peters; and 
Western Region: David Mitchell and Ed 
Trenner. This election was carried out. 

STRATEGY COMMITTEE REPORT 

Ed Trenner gave the report of the FGBC 
Strategy Committee. 

MASTERPLAN of the Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Revised July 24, 1991 
In the light of the needs of our world, the 



concerns within our churches, and the man- 
dates of our Lord, the Strategy Committee 
recommends the following purpose statement, 
six objectives and goals for the 1990's. We 
believe the following dreams reflect the kind 
of Fellowship we desire in the year 2000 
AD... a Fellowship both alive with faith and 
pleasing to our Lord. 

PURPOSE STATEMENT 

The Fellowship of Grace Brethren 

Churches Exists to Encourage and Enable 

Member Churches in Equipping and Uniting 

the Saints in Fulfilling the Great Commission. 

Continuing Objectives of FGBC 

1 . To encourage personal fellowship with 
Jesus characterized by love and obedience 
to His Word. 

2. To encourage personal evangelism and 
discipleship. 

3 . To disciple leaders for present and future 
ministries throughout the Fellowship. 

4. To plant Grace Brethren Churches world- 
wide. 

5. To develop clear communication 
throughout the Fellowship. 

6. To strategize and implement vision 
throughout the Fellowship. 

GOALS OF FGBC 

Note: italicized items are revised or new 

goals. 

1. To encourage personal fellowship with 

Jesus characterized by love and obedience to 

His Word. 

A. Stimulate a renewed and creative 
emphasis on the systematic practice of 
prayer by: 

a . Produce a handbook of ways a local 
church can organize a time specifi- 
cally focused on prayer. 

b. Handbook mentioned in l)A.a. to 
include examples of ways a District 
can plan an event focused in prayer. 

c . Evaluate what each district has done 
to conduct a Prayer Retreat during 
1989-1992. 

d. Plan opportunities for focused prayer 
during regular conference sessions 
in 1993. 

B. Encourage each pastor to make himself 
accountable on a monthly basis to 
another pastor for his personal holiness, 
prayer and example to the flock. 

a. Provide examples of pastoral 
accountability for personal holiness. 



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b. Each District Ministerium develop 
ways for pastors to have closer per- 
sonal relationships. 
C. Encourage spiritual revival in our 
churches by: 

a. To revise the Covenant of Spiritual 
Unity to reflect positive objectives. 

b. Seek the formal adoption of the 
Covenant of Spiritual Unity by 
District Ministerium. 

c. Each District Ministerium identify 
what opportunities their churches are 
providing that demand courageous 
faith and sacrifice. 

To encourage personal evangelism and 
scipleship. 

A. Collect and publish what Grace 
Brethren Churches are doing to promote 
evangelism and discipleship 
internationally. 

B. Each National organization identify 
their programs that encourage 
evangelism and discipleship in Grace 
Brethren Churches. 

C. Design an integrated strategy involving 
local churches, district and national 
organizations that will increase the 
effectiveness of evangelism and 
discipleship in Grace Brethren 
Churches internationally. 

D. National Ministerium collect from every 
pastor and missionary their personal 
goals for evangelism and discipleship 
yearly for the next three years. 

E. Establish a network of Grace Brethren 
Churches conducting similar social con- 
cern ministries. 

I To disciple leaders for present and future 
ninistries throughout the Fellowship. 

A. Design an integrated training process 
that develops and mobilizes leaders 
among our men, women, children and 
youth. 

B. Encourage each district ministerium 
to identify the needs of its pastors and 
provide training help in maximizing 
their leadership. 

C. Each Grace Brethren Church identify 
the top five potential pastoral or 
missionary leaders in their church. 

i. To plant Grace Brethren Churches world- 
wide. 
A. The 1993 Conference prayerfully assist 
the planting of a new Grace Brethren 
Church within the proximity of that 



year's conference site, and that every 
three years thereafter National 
Conference convene in a major city for 
the same purpose. 
B. Each existing Grace Brethren Church 
world-wide participate in initiating a 
daughter church by the year 2000. 

5. To develop clear communication 
throughout the Fellowship. 

A. Create a central information gathering 
and distribution center for the 
Fellowship. 

B. Publish an easily revisable, pictorial 
Pastor's Prayer Directory. 

C . Encourage greater communication, rela- 
tionship and accountability between 
pastors, churches, and districts on the 
basis of natural geographic clusters. 

D . Track our progress in fulfilling the goals 
of our Masterplan by developing a 
reporting system for churches, districts 
and organizations to share significant 
achievements and blessings. 

6. To strategize and implement vision 
throughout the Fellowship. 

A. The strategy committee continue its 
work of coordinating a Fellowship 
strategy. 

a. The Strategy Advisory Group meet 
yearly with the leaders of national 
organizations for the purpose of 
implementation and coordination. 

b. A yearly budget with suggestions for 
funding to be submitted by the 
committee. 

c. Provide for lay participation in all 
decision-making bodies of the 
Fellowship. 

B. Implement plans to establish an Inter- 
national Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
Churches. 

a. Identify the leadership of the inter- 
national fellowship. 

b. Establish a communication system to 
track church planting world-wide. 

c . Organize an international conference 
by 1995 with representation from 
each country. 

COVENANT OF SPIRITUAL UNITY 
Spiritual unity is necessary for the blessings 

of God in the midst of our earthly spiritual 

conflict. 
Areas of disagreement are inevitable: 

however, spiritual disunity must be dealt with 

and the principle of reconciliation be applied. 



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Gossip and destructive criticism needs to be 
dealt with quickly. 

When problems arise, they should be 
resolved with the person concerned and not 
with others. 

Constructive criticism is welcomed, but 
must be directed to the individual concerned. 

Manipulation of others to fulfill a personal 
desire is to be avoided. 

Consideration, sensitivity, grace, love, and 
tolerance of personal differences must be 
shown to each other in the spirit of Matthew 
18:15-17, Galatians 6:1-2 and I Corinthians 
13:1-8. 

THE ELEMENTS OF A GRACE 
BRETHREN CHURCH 

A Grace Brethren Church is a local 
assembly of believers in Jesus Christ who are 
affiliated with the Fellowship in other nations, 
and are committed to: 

1. One another as a spiritual family; 

2. The Statement of Faith as a summary of 
our biblical belief and practice; 

3. The practice of triune-immersion 
baptism only and three-fold communion 
only; 

4. Oversight by an elder (or elders) who 
fulfill(s) scriptural qualifications; and 

5. The observance of regular worship 
services. 

The purpose of a local church is the 
worship of God, the edification and fellowship 
of believers, and the fulfillment of the Great 
Commission. 

A motion prevailed to approve the report. 

REPORT ON THE FORUMS 

Jim Custer read a report on the progress of 
the Forums. 

Report to the Fellowship Council on the 

Forum Process for National Conference 
July 24, 1991 

"A motion prevailed to refer the matter of 
the Baptism-Church Membership issue to the 
Fellowship Council with the directive that they 
prepare for a forum of study and discussion 
and come back to the conference with creative 
alternatives as soon as feasible but not more 
than 3 years from now. An amendment 
prevailed to have the Fellowship Council be 
sure that at least one representative from each 
district be in on this study." (action taken at 
the 1989 National Conference) 

Following the August 1990 conference in 
Richmond, Virginia, I spent the following 



winter trying to identify the District 
Coordinators for the National Forum process. 
I also tried to identify the relevance of the 
Forum process by specifying the underlying 
questions that contribute to our debate. 

On March 21-23, 1991, 22 delegates 
representing 13 of our districts assembled in 
the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, 
Ohio to pool our resources and engage in 
discussion of the issues that lie at the heart 
of the baptism/membership debate. This 
group represented 254 Grace Brethren 
Churches and among themselves brought 593 
years of Grace Brethren ministerial experience 
to the table with them. The purpose of this 
meeting was discussion and forum. No papers 
were prepared or read. No official notes were 
taken. No position papers were developed. 
And no resolutions were set by the group. At 
the close of the meeting each man was 
challenged to go back to his respective district 
and engage the pastors and churches there in 
the same process we enjoyed during the 
meeting. 

The group was sub-divided into small units 
and reported 38 different items they dis- 
cerned were involved in creating the present 
atmosphere that surrounds the debate. 

Our next objective was to list clear biblical 
arguments for triune immersion. Although, 
most of the recent debate has centered on this' 
question, the leaders uncovered several fresh 
biblical ideas as we forced ourselves to answer 
temporary questions from biblical material.' 
The group then divided into small disucs- 
sion units to answer the question "What are 
the biblical requirements for local church 
membership?" It was obvious to all that this 
area of Bible investigation needs to bet 
explored more carefully. 

The group then discussed the nature of our 
government as a Fellowship and what biblical] 
mandates we have for organizing churches 
into districts and national associations to 
implement the work of local churches. The 
definition of congregational government and J 
the autonomy of the local church was review- 
ed against the biblical teaching about] 
eldership and inter-church relationships. 

We agreed to meet again in Columbus oni 
November 7-11, 1991, to review district i 
discussions and formulate proposals foi 
Fellowship Council to receive at the 
January meeting. 
The scheduled events for the 1992 National! 



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onference are being planned to discuss these 

roposals and their application to our 

ellowship. 

James Custer, National Forum Coordinator 

A motion prevailed to adopt the report. 

BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC 
MINISTRIES REPORT 

Ron Thompson gave a report of the 
rethren Evangelistic Ministries. 

The Lord continues to provide and direct 
ur work of evangelism in the Fellowship of 
irace Brethren Churches. Ours was the most 
idespread and diverse road ministry in many 
ears. Traveling thousands of miles, con- 
ucting over 19 crusades and seminars from 
ermont to Florida, and from Washington to 
luatemala, God gave us some outstanding 
lessings, victories and answers to prayer, 
ruly "the Lord hath done great things for 
s, and we are filled with joy" (Psalm 126:3). 
[ere are some of our reasons for rejoicing: 

*Hundreds of believers came to the altar 
ssiring to be a consecrated minority to 
npact our fellowship and world for Christ. 

*A rich and rewarding tour of Mexico and 
luatemala allowed us to provide medical 
applies and minister to children and adults. 

♦Several individuals have entered the 
Ihristian ministry and are already or shortly 
lanning to enroll at Grace Schools. 

*Our National WMC ladies gave us a thank 
ffering, enabling us to purchase equipment 
jr our CIA Band children's program. 

*The Lord provided BEM with a GMC 
uburban for use in our travels. 

♦Total income for 1990 from individuals 
nd churches broke all records: $68,522.72. 

*Our daughter, Angie Ellis, became an 
ssistant in the office on a part-time basis. 

♦Several individuals have become part of 
ur growing teaching staff. 

We are honored to be invited to come to 
our churches and share what God has given 
a us. Your prayers and gifts have made the 
ifference! The future holds many exciting 
lossibilities for growth and expansion in our 
oinistry of evangelism as we labor together 
or our Lord. 
Respectively Submitted, 
Ion E. Thompson, Executive Director 

BRETHREN EVANGELISTIC 
MINISTRIES 
Trial Balance 

January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1990 



Checking Balance on hand 

1-1-90 ( 50.91—) 

Received to 12-31-90 72,898.40 

Transferred from Savings 1,500.00 





74,347.49 


Disbursed to 12-31-90 


69,302.19 


Balance on hand, 12-31-90 


5,045.30 


Savings 




Balance on hand 1-1-90 


$ 1,796.91 


Deposited 


f 39.96 


Withdrawn 


1,500.00 


Balance on hand 12-31-90 


336.87 


Total Cash on Hand 


$ 5,382.17 


Income 




Churches General 


$53,631.06 


Churches Thompson 


2,139.25 


Individuals General 


4,566.00 


Individuals Thompson 


2,084.00 


FLR 


3,609.88 


Interest 


39.96 


Books, tapes 


3,335.35 


Guatemala 


2,530.03 


Total Income 


$71,935.53 


Expenses 




President's Support 


$24,812.50 


President's Expenses 


4,787.73 


Insurance 


2,939.89 


Board Meetings 


1,930.02 


Herald & Annual 


1,734.45 


Promotion 


1,820.12 


FLR 


6,987.11 


Office Salaries 


379.11 


Phone 


1,096.75 


Office Supplies, etc. 


3,103.08 


Collin Memorial 


1,000.00 


Brethren Retirement 


1,140.00 


Social Security 


3,048.00 


Speakers Travel, etc. 


2,042.38 


Pastors Helps 


198.00 


Piano, etc. 


11,280.22 


Total Expenses 


$68,299.36 


Balance on Hand 1-1-90 




Checking 


( 50.91-) 


Savings 


1,796.91 


Total Cash on Hand 


$ 1,746.00 


Total Income 


$71,935.53 


Total Expenses 


68,299.36 




3,636.17 


Balance on Hand 12-31-90 


$ 5,382.17 



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A motion prevailed to accept the report. 

Chuck Davis presented the following ballot 
for the B.E.M. board. Appointments needing 
Conference ratification: Dan White, one year 
term replacing Tim George, George Traub, 
two year term replacing George Christie. 



Nominations for election to the B.E.M. to community issues that arise. 



Board: Ministerial - Phil Guerena, Scott 
Libby, Kim Robertson, Lyle Sweeney; Lay 
- Don Brotherton, Tony DeRosa, Earl 
Dohner, Ed Waken. 

A motion prevailed to place the ballot for 
ratification and election to the B.E.M. Board 
in nomination. 

The election was carried out. 

Further corrections were noted on the first 
business session minutes. 

A motion prevailed to change the minutes 
of the first session to reflect that the report 
on the recommendations of the Moderator was 
moved and seconded but not voted on. 

SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE 

Don Shoemaker read a report of the Social 
Concerns Committee. 

The Social Concerns Committe is an arm 
of our Fellowship active in helping our 
churches be an effective moral voice to our 
world and helping our members be the citizens 
they should be. 

During the past year we had two mailings 
to our churches. The first mailing primarily 
discussed churches and the law, especially 
the growing problem of litigation against 
churches and how to minimize it. 

The second mailing provided a biblical and 
reasonable basis for Christian social action, 
presented differing Christian views on war 
and shared how our Wooster, Ohio, church 
is active in social concerns. 

Our committee is currently having discus- 
sions to develop a clear strategy for reaching 
the goal of having our Fellowship and our in- 
dividual churches be an effective voice for 
Christian social concern. 

One primary function of our committee is 
to be a resource to our churches. Please avail 
yourself of our literature and contact one of 
us during the year for information you need. 

We urge each church to be a hand of love 
into its surrounding communities through 
support of caring ministries such as preg- 
nancy aid centers and homes for unwed 
mothers. 

We urge each church to release its people 
to be ministers to the community through 
creative Christian social concerns efforts. 

We urge our districts to create avenues for 
rapid communication on legislative matters of 
moral concern and we urge churches to 
establish a network with likeminded churches 
in their locale so they may respond rapidly 



In the immediate future our country will 
face major conflicts over issues of church and 
state, homosexuality, the integrity of the 
home, euthanasia, abortion rights and more. 
Our church leaders must inform themselves 
and follow a strategy which will involve our 
people in appropriate responses to conflicts. 
This committee stands ready to advise in any 
way we can. 

In the past our committee's level of 
activity has utilized a budget approaching 
$ 1 ,000 a year, and we anticipate the need for 
approximately the same amount of funds next 
year. 

Respectfully submitted by the Social 
Concerns Committee: 

Donald P. Shoemaker, Chairman 
Russ Ogden 
Bob Fetterhof 
John Teevan 

A motion prevailed to adopt the report. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

James Poyner gave the report of the Resolu- 
tions Committee. Two corrections were 
noted. The corrected report is as follows: 

I. In light of this year's conference 

theme "Having Hope" and next year's 

"Focus '92 on Evangelism", the Resolutions 
Committee reminds us of the Two Greatest 
Resolutions ever written: 

( 1 ) You shall love the Lord your God with 
all your heart and with all your soul, 
and with all your mind. 

(2) You shall love your neighbor as 
yourself. 

Jesus, Himself, gave these two command- 
ments in Matthew 22:36-40 and we agree that 
they are the key to Hope and Evangelism. 

II. In light of current trends in some 
churches today, the Resolutions Committee 
is concerned that the F.G.B.C. remains firm 
in it's Biblical stand for morality and church 
policy and we believe that: 

(1) Any sexual behavior and/or conduct 
outside the marrige relationship is a 
clear violation of the Word of God. 

(2) Homosexuality is a clear violation of 
the Word of God. (Yet, we affirm that 
while hating the sin, we need to show 
Christ's love to the sinner.) 

(3) The Biblical office of elder/overseer 
is reserved for men an therefore the 
practice of licensing, ordaining, or 
placing women in the position of 



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elder/overseer is a violation of the 
Word of God. 
III. In light of the need to have Common 
Goals for our F.G.B.C. churches to follow, 
we encourage our individual congregations to 
seek to implement our National Strategy 
Committee's Goals. (The six goals and sub- 
points are available in printed form and will 
be presented in revised form at this year's 
conference.) We also encourage cooperation 
with Focus '92, which is being presented at 
this year's conference. 
Respectfully submitted, 

1991 Resolutions Committee 
Jim Poyner, chairman 
Kurt Miller 
Brian Smith 
A motion prevailed to accept the report as 
corrected. 

The Fellowship Coordinator was instructed 
to have copies available for delegates of the 
previous years' Continuing Resolutions and 
the report of the Resolutions Committee. The 
Continuing Resolutions are as follows. 

Report to the F.G.B.C. Conference 
on Continuing Resolutions 
August 1, 1991 
1985 Continuing Resolution on the 
Sanctity of Life 

Human life is worthy of respect and 
Drotection at all stages from the time of 
conception. The sanctity of human life is 
sstablished by creation (Gen. 1:26-27), social 
jrotection (Gen. 9:6) and redemption (John 
3:16). 

Committee Comment: It is our obser- 
vation that our churches and people are 
implementing this resolution as measured by 
lie increase in the participation in crisis 
pregnancy ministries, church education of 
Sanctity of Life issues, and personal involve- 
ment of Grace Brethren people to encourage 
adoptions and to discourage abortion both 
personally and politically. 
1987 Continuing Resolution on Religious 
Freedom 

We commend the efforts of our governmen- 
tal leaders which strive to preserve the free 
exercise of religion guaranteed in the First 
Amendment of the Constitution. 

We express our strong objection to those 
efforts in government which would move the 
state away from "benevolent neutrality" to 
religion toward a secularistic "anti-religion" 



attitude, and which would reshape our nation 
as a secularist state. 

We believe the free exercise of religion 
includes such activities as: 

1 . Freedom to meet in public places and in 
private homes for worship, Bible study, 
prayer and evangelism, including freedom for 
our children to have equal access to the use 
of public school facilities for such purposes. 

2. Freedom to operate private schools to in- 
struct our children in the relation of our faith 
and values to all life. 

3. Freedom to determine the qualifications 
for membership in our churches and schools 
and to exercise discipline on the basis of these 
qualifications. 

4. Freedom to determine the standards for 
employees of our churches and schools, and 
to discharge employees who fail to maintain 
these standards. 

5. Freedom to offer personal and family 
counseling according to the teachings of the 
Bible to those who seek it, without being 
licensed by a state agency, and without fear 
of reprisal from those who do not agree with 
the counseling. 

6. Freedom to share the gospel of Jesus 
Christ with others both publicly and privately. 

7. Freedom to teach and practice what we 
believe the Bible teaches about morals, 
sexuality, personal relationships, private and 
public conduct, and all other matters that come 
within the scope of our religious concerns. 

8. Freedom to strive to influence public 
policy from the perspective of our Christian 
values. 

1988 Continuing Resolutions on Personal 
Commitment 

We resolve as a national fellowship of 
churches, as local churches and as individuals: 

1. To make four personal commitments. 

A. To spend quality time with Jesus 
Christ in the Word and in prayer. 

B. To fellowship with and minister to 
the body of Christ. 

C. To present the gospel to our friends, 
relatives, associates and neighbors. 

D. To live this day as though Christ 
would return momentarily. 

2. To make four prayer commitments. 

A. To pray daily for spiritual revival. 

B. To pray daily for five unsaved 
people. — "Handful for Christ." 

C. To pray daily for our pastors, 



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missionaries and other spiritual 
leaders. 
D. To pray daily for those in authority. 

RETIREMENT PLANNING 
COMMITTEE 

Jim Johnson read the report of the 
Retirement Planning Committee. 

During this past conference year the Retire- 
ment Planning Committee has undergone a 
reorganization. Due to the resignation of 
Brother Larry Chamberlain and Brother 
Morgan Burgess, it became necessary for the 
Fellowship Council to appoint two new 
members to fill these vacancies. Brother 
William Burby from Columbus, Ohio, and 
Brother James W. Johnson from Winona 
Lake, Indiana, were named to the Commit- 
tee with Brother Johnson being named 
Chairman. 

We certainly want to recognize Brothers 
Larry and Morgan as they invested great 
amounts of time and energy into the Retire- 
ment program for our Fellowship. 

There was a substantial revision of the Plan 
this past year and a large increase in participa- 
tion. The new plan allows all employees of 
member churches and Fellowship organiza- 
tions to enroll. Participation has increased 
from 1 17 members on July 1 , 1990 to 265 on 
July 1 1991 . During the same period, assets 
have increased from $383,690 to $572,996. 



Joining the plan this year were the employees 
of Grace Brethren Church of Columbus and 
Worthington (OH) Christian School, Grace 
Brethren Home Missions, Grace Brethren 
Investment Foundation and Grace Brethren 
Navajo Ministries. 

The revised plan also allows emergency 
loans with interest paid being applied back to 
the participant's own account. Other 
enhancements include 100% vesting for 
Pastors and 100% vesting for employees after 
5 years of service, quarterly account 
statements (although this feature is not yet up 
and running) and quarterly interfund transfer i 
change option. 

Eligibility is open to any employee age 21 
and having one (1) year of service. 

Many, many thanks are due Mrs. Linda 
Leonard, who has worked patiently with J 
Aetna during this plan change. It has been a 
difficult transition and Linda has done a great 
job. 

James W. Johnson, Chariman 

Pastor Jim Custer 

Pastor Charles Turner 

Brother Dewey Melton 

A motion prevailed to accept the repo' 
A motion prevailed to extend the meeti ; 

to 4:00 p.m. 
There was no report on Brethren chapla. 
Ministries. 



CONFERENCE TREASURER'S REPORT 

Steve Popenfoose gave a report as Conference Treasurer. 

The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 

Statement of Cash Receipts and Expenditures 

For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1991 



CASH BALANCES, JULY 1, 1990 
Checking — Lake City Bank 
Savings — GBIF 
Total 
CASH RECEIPTS. 
Credential Fees 
Conference Exp. Offering 
Child Care Fees 
Other (Interest, etc.) 
Conference GBFM 
Offerings: C.E. Natl. 

Intl. Fellowship 
GBHM 
Fellowship of GBC 

Total Cash Receipts 



Unrestricted 


Restricted 


Total 


$ 1,928.10 
(19,516.36) 


$77,043.97 


$ 1,928.10 
57,527.61 


(17,588.26) 


77,043.97 


59,455.71 


66,457.80 
1,453.43 
3,949.58 
6,416.96 


44,305.20 
719.95 


110.763.0C 

1,453.42 

3,949. 5i 

6,416. 9( 

719.9^ 




1,121.06 


1,121.0( 




3,766.00 


3,766.(X 




1,576.18 
9,000.00 

60,488.39 


1,576.11 
9,000.(X 


78,277.77 


138,766. 1( 



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:ASH EXPENDITURES: 








Conference Expenses 








Facilities/Equip. Rental 


4,020.20 




4,020.20 


Child Care 


3,830.09 




3,830.09 


rinting and Promotion 


4,922.41 




4,922.41 


Speaker Travel/Honoraria 


3,487.90 




3,487.90 


'ommittees and Officers 


30,069.87 




30,069.87 


Jrace Brethren Annual 


11,689.90 




11,689.90 


ension Investment Plan 




125,349.17 


125,349.17 


)esignated Offerings 




7,183.19 
132,532.36 


7,'183.19 


Total Cash Expenditures 


58,020.37 


190,552.73 


Surplus (Deficit) 


20,257.40 


(72,043.97) 


(51,786.57) 


ASH BALANCES, JUNE 30, 1991 








Checking-Lake City Bank 


2,664.14 


5,000.00 


7,664.14 


Savings-BIF 


5.00 
$ 2,664.14 




5.00 


Total 


$ 5,000.00 


$ 7,664.14 



i motion prevailed to accept this report. 

AUDITING COMMITTEE REPORT 

Don Eshelman read a report from the 
inference Audit Committee. 

The audit committee had requested from the 
)llowing Boards, The Fellowship of Grace 
rethren Churches and Brethren Evangelistic 
linistries, an audited financial statement. 

In response to this request the Fellowship 
F Grace Brethren Churches submitted a 
Statement of Cash Receipts and Expen- 
itures" and the Brethren Evangelistic 
linistries submitted a "Reviewed Financial 
tatement". 

Even though these financial reports are 
ibstantially less in scope than an audited 
nancial statment, I do believe these reports 
jpear to be accurate and properly reflect the 
nancial position of the respective 
rganizations. 

I recommend the acceptance of this report 
s presented. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Don Eshelman, Audit Committee 

A motion prevailed to accept this report. 

The Bylaw changes from the Recom- 
lendations from the Moderator were brought 
ack to the floor. The Vice Moderator 
ssumed the Chair. 

By common consent it was agreed to divide 
le question into 2 separate motions. Discus- 
on followed. 

A motion failed to extend the time of this 
;ssion 15 minutes. 
The session was adjourned. 



THIRD SESSION 

Thursday afternoon, August 1, 1991 

Moderator Young called the third business 
session to order at 2:05 p.m. He read 
Philippians 2:1-11 and led in prayer. 

The Membership Committee gave an 
updated report of 452 lay delegated and 312 
ministerial delegates for a total of 764 
delegates. 

A motion prevailed to seat the additional 
delegates. 

The printed minutes of the second session 
were distributed. 

A motion prevailed that the minutes from 
Tuesday be approved. 

A correction from Monday's business 
session was noted. 

A motion prevailed to correct the minutes 
of Monday's business session accordingly. 

An announcement of election results from 
Tuesday for area representatives to Fellowship 
Council was made as follows: Eastern Region 
- Dan Eshleman ('95), Central Region - Bud 
Olszewski ('95), Western Region - Ed 
Trenner ('95). 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

The ballot for the Nominating Committee 
was presented with the following names: 
Robert Arenobine, Timothy Coyle, Richard 
De Armey, Robert Fetterhof, Jay Fretz, 
Wendell Kent, Howard Mayes, Ron 
Thompson, Randy Weekley, Gene Witzky. 
Six are to be elected. 

A motion prevailed to place these names 
into nomination. 



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A motion prevailed that nominations cease. 
The election was carried out. 

CONFERENCE STATISTICIANS REPORT 

Tom Avey, Conference statistician, gave a report. 

FGBC Statistical Report 1990 

PROFESSIONS OF FAITH 

Regular Services 

Other 

TOTALS 

Total Baptisms 



Expense 12,849,967 12,680,382 

Other Expenses 4,643,181 4,412,131 

TOTAL EXPENSES . 35,065,888 17,100,504 



Reporting: 

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reporting 1 



1990 
1,528 
2,788 



1989 
1,733 
2,307 



4,316 
2,581 



MEETINGS: AVERAGE ATTENDANCES 

Sunday Morning Services . . 42,174 

Sunday School 29,103 

Sunday Evening Services. . . 15,427 

Midweek Services 13,734 

Communion Services 19,286 

MEMBERSHIP 

Total Last Year 39,191 

Total Added This Year .... 3,049 

Total Lost This Year 3,246 

Net Gain or (Loss) (197) 

Total Membership 

at End of This Year 38,991 

Trine-Immersed Members . . 34,875 
AUXILIARY ORGANIZATIONS 

Vacation Bible School 16,775 

Women's Organizations 3,987 

Men's Organizations 1,028 

Coed Youth Minstries 4,222 

Girls' Ministries 2,474 

Boys' Ministries 1,688 

Other °.638 

INCOME 

Total Gift Receipts 

for the Year 38,187,925 

Total Non-Gift receipts 

for the year 5,393,712 

Grand Total of All Income . 43,581,637 

EXPENDITURES 

Brethren Foreign Missions . 2,659,698 

Brethren Home Missions . . . 759,012 

Grace Schools 329,407 

District Missions 214,667 

CE National 112,783 

BEM 36,846 

Brethren Missionary Herald 22,751 
All Other 

Grace Brethren Ministries 657,603 

All Non-Brethren Ministries 1,207,845 

TOTAL 6,000,611 

Pastoral Staff Salaries 12,371,273 

All Local Expenditures 23,177,154 

TOTAL 35,548,427 

Auxiliary Organizations .... 1,112,918 

GRAND TOTAL OF 

ALL EXPENDITURES .... 42,661 ,957 

CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOLS 

Number of Churches 

Operating Schools 42 

Total Enrollment 8,455 

Total Income 17,572,740 

Faculty-Administrative 



4,040 
2,511 

42,068 
29,513 
16,445 
14,438 
19,864 

39,449 

2,979 

3,035 

(56) 

39,481 
35,437 

17,455 
4,540 
1,323 
4,474 
2,527 
1,997 
5,007 



Number of Churches . . 

Allegheny 

Arctic 7 ' 

East Central Florida 5 1 

Florida Suncoast 7 

Hawaii 4 

Indiana 21 

Iowa Midlands 14 

Michigan 7 

Mid-Atlantic 12 

Mountain-Plains 6 

Nor-Cal 7 

North Central Ohio 28 

Northeastern Ohio 17 

North-Atlantic 29 

Northwest 12 

Southern Florida 7 

Southern 8 

Southern Cal & Arizona 31 

Southern Ohio 19 

Southwest 5 

Virginia 15 

Western Pennsylvania 20 

TOTAL 298 

(*) Based on churches listed in the 1990 Annual, District 
Conference Organizations, Cooperating Churches. 
FOREIGN HELD STATISTICS 1990 

Number of 
Country Churches 

18 



3 
1 
1 

27 



37,615,376 

5,791,836 
43,407,211 

3,728,547 
823,245 
408,532 
243,258 
180,635 
31,247 
32,315 

50,729 
1,146,691 

7,175,736 
11,891,276 
21,241,703 
33,249,595 

1,026,816 

40,604,479 



43 

8,823 

16,489,629 



Argentina 

Brazil 

CAR 

Republic of Chad 

England 

France 

Germany 

Japan 

Mexico 

Philippines 

Spain 



20 
600 

77 
1 
6 
6 

3 
13 

2 

1 



747 



Average 
Membership Attendant 

800 1,20 

1,300 

145,000 

9,985 

N/A 

105 

150 

13 

434 

121 

N/A 

157,908 196,3 



1,40: 

175,00 : 

17,38 

2 

lc 

3! 

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5( 

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An historical summary (recent history) 

Worship and Membership 
Four Year Comparison 



46000 

44000 

43000 

42000 

41000 

40000 

39000 - 

38000 

37000 

36000 

35000 

34000 

33000 

32000 ' 

31000 - 

30000 




— - Members 



1987 



1990 



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1988 



A motion prevailed that this report be 
icepted. 

The Fellowship Council made the following 
commendation to delete the position of 
inference Statistician. "Since CE National 
s the machinery in place to do the job well 
d since there is need and desire to simplify 
; statistical reporting process, we recommend 
at we eliminate the office of Conference 
itistician, that CE National be asked to do the 
itistical facts gathering and reporting, that the 
dlowship Coordinator be the liaison to work 
ith CE National, that each year the Con- 
rence Moderator analyze the statistics and 
port his findings to the Conference. We 
erefore also recommend that in the Bylaws 
RTICLE VI OFFICERS, Section One. 
fficers the words 'and statistician' be deleted 
id that in Section Two, Election in the 
cond paragraph the word 'Statistician' be 
:leted and that in Section Four, 
esponsibilities and Duties all of #5 
atistician be deleted. 

A motion prevailed that the Bylaws be 
anged to reflect the printed change. 

CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR 

The Fellowship Council made the following 
commendation with respect to the Conference 
seal year. "Since there is insufficient time for 
port preparation and proper auditing of the 
•oks after July 1st each year it is recommended 
at the Bylaws ARTICLE XI 

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MISCELLANEOUS, Section Two, Fiscal 
Year be changed to read, "... April 1 through 
the following March 31 " instead of ". . . July 
1 through the following June 30." 

A motion prevailed to approve this change 
and to amend the Bylaws accordingly. 

PASTORLESS CHURCHES 
AVAILABLE MEN REPORT 

Greg Howell presented the report of the 
Committee on Pastorless Churches and 
Available Men. 

"As coordinator of Pastorless Churches and 
Available Men, I do not actually match up 
pastors with churches. I simply act as a 
clearing house, collecting resumes of available 
men and passing them on to churches looking 
for pastors. There are really two lists - 
Pastorless Churches and Available Men. 
Anyone can ask for either or both of these lists, 
though we try to maintain a degree of 
confidentiality. 

The system works best when all who are 
looking also list their names. For various 
reasons some pastors or churches do not want 
to be listed but do want the benefit of looking 
at the other list. 

Many of you will ignore this report because 
it does not affect you. But some day when you 
need a pastor or desire to change pastorates 
please remember this office was created to serve 
you. Your participating will make our 
committee effective and efficient." 

A motion prevailed to accept this report. 

Moderator Young gave a report on the 
activities of the Fellowship Council. 

NAME CHANGES IN THE BYLAWS 

A motion prevailed to make the needed 
name changes in the Bylaws for Brethren 
Evangelistic Ministries and to add the name of 
Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries, Inc. to the 
list of Cooperating Organizations in Article X. 

A motion prevailed that Section 4 of 
Article 8 "Board of Ministerial Emergency and 
Retirement" be deleted from the Bylaws. 

A motion prevailed that the Fellowship 
Council be authorized to designate a part of the 
extra $1 membership fee, presently designated 
for Promise of Honor funding, to the Pension 
Investment Plan in order to care for the 
administrative costs of the plan. 

It was stressed that more information on the 
programs Promise of Honor and Pension Invest- 



ment Plan was needed, and written information 
should be available to delegates at next year's 
Conference. 

FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR 

Moderator Young reported on the status of 
research and development of the position of 
Fellowship Coordinator. 

At the close of Annual Conference in 1990, 
delegates present approved a motion "That the 
office of Fellowship Coordinator be organized 
as a full time paid position in order that it may 
receive expanded responsibilities. Research and 
development of the office will proceed as 
follows: 

1990-91 — Concept development of the 

office by the Fellowship Council including 

funding requirements. 

1991-92 — Presentation to conference for 

approval followed by the development of 

necessary documents. 

1992-93 — Search and screen process for a 

full time coordinator. 

1993.94 _ Selection of the Fellowship 

Coordinator." 
Recommendation 

1. Preliminary criteria. 

a. Spiritual Life. He should be able to 
meet qualifications for the office of 
deacon as found in the Scriptures. 

b. Work Skills. He should be a skilled 
administrator. He should have good 
people skills in balance with ad- 
ministrative skills, a person with a 
contextual understanding of the 
Fellowship. Furthermore, he should be 
an independent person who can work 
on his own with little or no oversight. 
He should not be a retired person, 
because longevity in office is desirable. 

c. Communication. He should be a 
skilled communicator who is capable of 
assessing the wide variety of media 
available in our Fellowship. 

2. Supervision. 

He will be supervised by the Administra- 
tion Committee of the Fellowship 
Council. Past, present and future 
moderators comprise the Committee. The 
present moderator will chair the Commit- 
tee and take the lead in guiding the work of 
the Fellowship Coordinator. 

3. Funding. 

a. Re-assignment of Funds. The 
Promise of Honor assessment will be 



re-assigned to a salary and benefit fu 
in 1994. 
b. Cooperating organizations. Natior 
organizations will provide additior 
funds. A formula for contributions w 
be designed in concert with t 
organizations to express proportional' 
based on such things as relative size a! 
benefit derived. 
A motion prevailed to place on the floor t 

recommended concept of Fellowship Coc' 

dinator as presented. 

C.G.B.A. APPLICATION 

Moderator Young presented the followii 
recommendations from the Fellowsh 
Council on the application of the Conservati 
Grace Brethren Association for recognition!: 
a Cooperating Organization. 

"Because we, as a Fellowship Council, s 
convinced that the consideration of tl 
application will result in discussion on t 
'Baptism-Church Membership Issue' on wh: 
a moratorium has been called 
the Conference we recommend: That i 
consideration of this application, by i 
Conference, be postponed in order to keep | 
integrity of the moratorium and in order nol 
interfere with the effectiveness of the Fon 
process." 

A motion prevailed to place on the flo(| 
the action of the Fellowship Council wil[ 
regard to the application of the Conservativ 
Grace Brethren Association. 
Discussion followed. 
A motion prevailed to move the previoi 
question. 

A motion prevailed to approve the recon 
mendation of the Fellowship Council on tl 
application of the Conservative Grac 
Brethren Association. 

A motion prevailed to reconsider tlj 
previous motion. 

A motion prevailed to vote by ballot on tl 
motion. 

A motion prevailed to extend the time < 
the session 30 minutes. 

Charles Ashman, reported on the 1992 ai 
future Conference locations. 

1992 - Winona Lake, Indiana - August 1 

1993 - Northwest Region 

1994 - Southeast Region 

1995 - Southwest Region 

1996 - Northeast Region 

1997 - Central Region 



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[ motion prevailed to approve the plan for 

ire Conferences through 1997. 

v report was given on the election to the 

minating Committee: Wendell Kent, 

airman, Richard DeArmey, Robert 

terhof, Ron Thompson, Jay Fretz, 

nothy Coyle. 

'he report of the ballot vote on the motion 

postpone consideration of the C.G.B.C. 

>lication was announced: 385 yes, 140 no. 

e motion carried. 

MODERATOR'S 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

'he Vice Moderator, David Plaster, 
umed the Chair to care for the old business 
h respect to the recommendations from the 
derator, Jerry Young. 
i motion prevailed to refer the recommen- 
ion on "Handling Dissent" to the 
rliamentary Committee with their 
ommendations to be filtered through the 
lowship Council. 

?he recommendation with respect to 
jroving the conference planning process 
s represented as follows: 
iince Conference Moderators need to leave 
jor input into all phases of Conference 
nning and since under our present system 
y do not have sufficient time to do so we 
recommeding that the office of a Second 
xlerator-Elect be added to our Bylaws. The 
lowing changes are therefore 
iommended. 

tTICLE V FELLOWSHIP COUNCIL, 
Section Two. Number and Term. 

- In paragraph one the number "fifteen" 
changed to "sixteen". 

— Paragraph two be changed from "The 
naining three members of the Fellowship 
iuncil shall be the moderator, moderator- 
ct and retiring moderator." to "The 
naining four members of the Fellowship 
iuncil shall be the moderator, first 
xlerator-elect, second moderator-elect and 
iring moderator." 



ARTICLE VI OFFICERS, Section One. 
Officers. 

— Change "moderator-elect" to "first 
moderator-elect and following that add the 
office of "second moderator-elect." 

ARTICLE VI OFFICERS, Section Two. 
Election. 

— Change "moderator-elect" to "second 
moderator-elect." { 

ARTICLE VI OFFICERS, Section Four. 
Responsibilities and Duties. 

— Change the title of number 2. to "First 
Moderator-Elect. ' ' 

— Add a section to be numbered 3. 
3. "Second Moderator-Elect." 

a. He shall succeed to the office of 
first moderator-elect the second 
year following his election. 

b. He is a member, ex-officio, of the 
Fellowship Council. 

c. He shall fulfill the functions of first 
moderator-elect in the latter' s 
absence or illness or when called 
upon by the moderator to do so. 

d. He shall assume the office of first 
moderator-elect in the event of his 
resignation, decease or inability to 
serve as the first moderator-elect 
upon notification by the 
moderator. 

e. He shall lead the early planning for 
the conference in which he will 
lead as moderator. 

— Renumber the officers following 
sequentially. 

A motion prevailed to change the Bylaws 
to add the office of "Second Moderator-Elect. 

The Moderator resumed the chair. 

A motion prevailed to extend the time of 
the session 5 minutes. 

A motion prevailed to approve the minutes 
of the third business session as read. 

A motion prevailed to adjourn (sine die). 



National Organizations 

GRACE BRETHREN FOREIGN MISSIONS 

1401 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, IN 46590 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 588, Winona Lake, IN 46590 



Staff 

Executive Director 

Rev. Tom Julien 
Director of Administration 

Mr. Greg Weimer 
Financial Officer 

Mr. Steve Popenfoose 
Church Relations Coordinator 

Rev. Jay Bell 
Technical Coordinator 

Rev. Gordon Austin 
Candidate Coordinator 

Mr. Blaine Horst 
Distribution Coordinator 

Rev. Larry Hubartt 
Accounts Payable Manager 

Mrs. Lee Ann Horst 
Secretary to the Executive Director 

Mrs. Cindy Byers 
Secretary, Administration 

Mrs. Kathy Herman 
Secretary 

Mrs. Lillian Teeter 
Information Services 

Coordinator (part-time) 

Mr. Kip Cone 
Receipts Manager (part-time) 

Miss Karen Spicer 
Creative Consultant (part time) 

Mr. Terry Julien 

Board of Trustees 

(Term ending J 992) 

Rev. Dean Fetterhoff 

Mr. Kenneth Balmer 

Box 30, Meetinghouse Road, 

Telford, PA 18969 

Rev. John Teevan 

Dr. David Plaster 

(Term ending 1993) 
Dr. S. Wayne Beaver 
Rev. Robert Griffith 
Rev. Wayne Hannah 
Mr. Lenard Moen 
7914 Michigan Ave. 
Whittier, CA 90602 



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(Term ending 1994) 

Rev. Edwin Cashman 

Rev. Steve Taylor 

Dr. Terry Hofecker 

Dr. Peter Peponis 

5282 River Forest Road 

Dublin, OH 43017 

Officers of the Board 

President— Rev. Dean Fetterhoff 
Vice President— Rev. John Teeva 
Secretary — Rev. Wayne Hannah! 
Treasurer— Dr. David Plaster 

FOREIGN MISSIONARY 
DIRECTORY 

(Phone numbers follow addresses) 
*Home Ministries - Send mail to home o$y 

ARGENTINA 

Bailey, Rev. Steve and Wilma 
Guamini 6498, 1875 Wilde 
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA , S.A. 
(011-54) 1-254-1438 
*Home Ministries: Dec-Mar 

Guiles, Rev. David and Susan 
Ortega 6260, 1875 Wilde 
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA . S.A. 
(011-54) 1-207-9673 

Nairn, Rev. Stanley and Betty 
J V Gonzales 2218, 1879 Quilmes Oe 
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA . S.A. 
(011-54) 1-250-1215 
*Home Ministries: Mar-Jan 

Peacock, Miss Alice 
Alem 119, 9 C, 1878 Quilmes Oeste ! 
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA . S.A. 
(011-54) 1-253-9204 

BRAZIL 

Burk, Rev. Bill and Imogene 
Cx 101, 68.447 Vila dos Cabanos, P/ 
BRAZIL . S.A. 
(011-55) 91-754-1636 
*Home Ministries: Apr-Aug 



feen, Rev. Daniel and Nancy 
I Joao XXm, No. 520 
WOO Uberlandia, M.G. 
AZIL , S.A. 
H-55) 34-236-6426 
flome Ministries: Jul-Jan 

ligdon, Rev. Earle and Dorothy 
xa Postal 861, 66.000 Belem, Para 
£\ZIL , S.A. 

1.1-55) 91-231-4716 

pison, Rev. George and Evelyn 
|xa Postal 861, 66.000 Belem, Para 
AZIL , S.A. 
fl-55) 91-226-6641 

tier. Rev. Eddie and Eileen 
xa Postal 368, 66.000 Belem, Para 
AZIL , S.A. 
fl-55) 91-235-2192 

plehorn. Dr. Bruce and Lisa 
t\ Jose Miguel Saramago 1372 
■100 Uberlandia, MG 
KZIL , S.A. 

ll-55) 34-234-4620 

JVTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 

[fldress for all C.A.R. missionaries is: 
. 240, Bangui 

UTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC , 
Irica; Dial "0"; ask for operator 
13236; give phone number 61-68-23 
S Bangui. 

[ gherty. Dr. Dave and Karen 

f ome Ministries: Jan-Jun 

t is, Miss Diana 

liacht. Donna 

iegger, Miss Mary Ann 

ome Ministries: Jan-Jun 

:s, Dr. Jim and Martha 
tended Furlough 
ing, Rev. Jim and Faye 

fman, Miss Cheryl 

ome Ministries: Sep-Sep 
Is, Mr. Paul and Berta 
Ixtended Furlough 
| singer. Miss Carol 
Medical Leave 

I singer, Rev. Eddie and Linda 
jome Ministries: Jan-May 
I Her, Rev. Dan and Mary Lou 
Irs, Rev. Tom and Sue 
'ome Ministries: Jan-Jul 
^n. Rev. Bob and Denise 
*ome Ministries: Jul-Jul 



Tschetter, Miss Evelyn 
Uphouse, Mrs. Miriam 

*Home Ministries: Jan-Jun 
Varner, Miss Janet 

*Home Ministries: Sep-Sep 
Volovski, Dr. Mike and Amy 

*Home Ministries: Jun-Jun 
Wainwright, Rev. Jack and Marilyn 

*Home Ministries: Aug-Aug 
Walker, Dr. William and Donna s 

Wenger, Mr. Lloyd and Barbara 

*Medical Leave 
Wilson, Miss Lois 

*Home Ministries: Jan- Apr 
Wooler, Miss Barb 

CHAD 

Stallter, Rev. Tom and Sharon 
B.P. 183, Moundou 
REPUBLIC OF CHAD Africa 
(Dial "0" ask for operator - 160235, 
give phone number 397 at Moundou) 

Vnasdale, Rev. Les and Ruth 
B.P. 183, Moundou 
REPUBLIC OF CHAD . Africa 
(Dial "0" ask for operator - 160235, 
give phone number 69 14 07 at Moundou) 
*Home Ministries: Jan-May 

ENGLAND 

Angle, Rev. Roy 

100 Langley Hall Rd., Olton, Solihull 
B92 7HD, ENGLAND 

(011-44) 21-708-1539 

Kiddoo, Rev. Bill and Beckie 
28 Rainsbrook Dr., Monkspath, Solihull 
West Midlands, B90 4TH, ENGLAND 
(011-44) 21-744-7277 
*Home Ministries: May-Aug 

Schwan, Rev. Dave and Beckie 

101 Burman Road, Shirley, Solihull 
West Midlands, B90 2BQ, ENGLAND 

*Home Ministries: Jun-Aug 

Shipley, Dr. Greg and Cheryl 
146 Knightsbridge Rd., Olton, Solihull 
West Midlands, B92 8RB, ENGLAND 
(01 M4) 21-743-5513 

FRANCE 

Burgess, Mr. Greg 
83, cours de la Republique 
69100 Villeurbanne, FRANCE 
(011-33) 78-85-14-84 



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Cone. Mrs. Ruth Ann 
25. rue Garibaldi 
69006 Lvon. FRANCE 
(011-33) 7244-98-26 

De Armey. Rev. Lam and Vicki 
4. rue Bon Recontre 
71000 Macon. FRANCE 
(011-33) 85-29-28-64 

Good. Rev. Kent and Becky 
34B. blvd. de la Marne 
21000 Diion. FRANCE 
(011-33) 80-74-09-30 

Griffith. Rev. Dave and Susan 
13A. rue de Strasbourg 
71200 Le Creusot. FRANCE 
(011-33) 85-80-10-07 
*Home Ministries: Jun-Sep 

Hickey. Rev. Tom and Laura 
13 Place de la Ferrandiere 
69003 Lvon. FRANCE 
(01 1-33)' 72-36-35-52 
*Home Ministries: Jun-Sep 

Hobert. Rev. Dave and Susie 

5. rue Georges Clemenceau 
71230 Su Vallier. FRANCE 
(011-33) 85-58-32-50 

Klawiner. Rev. Paul and Louise 
3c. rue Ernest Lory 
21000 Dijon. FRANCE 
(011-33) 80-66-54-63 

Morris. Miss Pany 
24. me Lalande 
69006 Lvon. FRANCE 

(011-33) 72-74-23-10 

Nora. Rev- Chris and Carolyn 

18. roe de Martyrs de la Resistance 

".::■: czLz- s~- S-::j franco 

(011-33) 85-41-53-02 

Sims. Rev. Mark and Joy 
2. r_e oe Longwy 
-.:•: It Ire-.:: FP---NC5 
(011-33) 85-80-24-06 

Viers. Rev. John and Soni 
54, rae Doctear Offer 
69100 Vflkurbanne. FRANCE 
P11-33 7MM8-S2 

*Home Ministries: Aug- 



Weaver. Mr. MarUn and Sue 
Chateau de St. Albain 
71260 St. Albain. FRANCE 
(011-33) 85-33-14-28 
Chateau (011-33) 85-33-12-95 

GERNUNY 

Belton. Rev. James and Sibylle 

Am Herrengarten 12 

7712 Blumberg 

GERMANY 

(01 149) 7702-3562 

Haak. Miss Edna 
Hegelstr. 123 
7080 Aalen 
GERMANY 
(01149) 7361-35282 

Jackson. Rev. Daniel and Rachel 

Kolomanstr. 41 

7070 Schwaebisch Gmuend 

GERMANY 

(01149) 7171-76817 

Manduka. Rev. David and Kathy 
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 167 
7070 Schwaebisch Gmuend 
GERMANY 
(01149) 7171-83068 

Pappas. Rev. John and Becky 

Liebigsrx. 7 I 
7080 ~Aalen-Unterkochen 
GERMANY 
(01149) 7361-87896 
*Home Ministries: May-Aug 

Ramsey. Rev. Dan and Denise 
Egerlaenderstr. 3 
7250 Leonberg 
GERMANY 
(01149) 715245609 

Stover. Mr. Roger 
Oberbettringerstr. 104 
7070 Schwaebisch Gmuend 
GERMANY 
<01149) 7171-68229 

JAPAN 

Graham. Rev. Ike and Nancy 

Grand Mezon Shin Itami 714 

Itami Shi 

Minami Machi 2-1-20 

Hvogo Ken 664 

JAPAN 

(011-81) 727-72-7725 

*Home Ministries: Jul-Nov 
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auer, Rev. Ted and Kristen 
yon Mansion Hibarigaoka #108 
-3-16 Kurihard 
.'iiza-sh: Saitama-ken. T352 
APAN 

Dll-81) 424-23-1480 
|*Home Ministries: Jul-Dec 

t)'Dell. Rev. Cecil and Debbie 
bai-ichi Kooshin Mansion #102 
f-6-12. Kurihara 
Hiiza-shj Saitama-ken. T352 

Up an 

PI 1-81) 424-22-7452 
'•Home Ministries: Jul-Dec 

IEXICO 

Iburchill. Rev. Jack and Rosa 
758 Caulfield Dr. 
an Diego. C A 92154 
519) 423-7903 

jarrell. Miss Bess 

Cola 125-103. Colonia Alamos 

>el- Denito Juarez 

}.P. 03400 

lenco DR.. MEXICO 

Hl-52) 5-579-9550 

*Home Ministries: Jun- 

uerena. Rev. Martin and Kristy 

.pdo. Postal #173 

nauntla Izcalli 

4700 Edo. de Mexico 

1EXICO 

Hl-52 5- ; ~--55?l 

7eUing. Miss Brenda 

iota 125-103. Colonia Alamos 

•el. Benito Juarez 

'.P. 03400 

lexke D.F.. MEXICO 

111-52 5-5"a-9550 

*Home Ministries: Jun- 

HTLIPPINES 

eaver. Mr. Daniel and Tori 

.O. Box AC 527 

Mbbod City, 1109 

HHJPPIXES 

)ll-65 :-:\--S-34 

ulen. Rev. Clav and Kim 
-O. Box AC 52" 
■uezon City. 1109 
HHIPPINES 
011-651 2-673-31-51 



Juday. Rev. Robert and Brenda 
P.O.' Box A.C. 527 
Quezon City, 1109 
PHILIPPINES 

(011-63) 2-673-67-09 

Nissley. Miss Bonnie 
P.O. Box A.C. 527 
Quezon City. 1109 
PHILIPPINES 

Ruiz. Rev. Ted and Vivien 
P.O. Box A.C. 527 
Quezon Ciry. 1109 
PHILIPPINES 
(011-63i 2-699-28-35 

PORTUGAL 

Hawkins. Rev. Tim and Julie 

Av. Dr. Elisk) de Moura. 443 

2»B 

3000 Coimbra 

PORTUGAL 

(011-351) 39-405-212 

Hull. Miss Margaret 

Rua Brigadeiro Correia Cardoso 

:-:-: 

3000 Coimbra 
PORTUGAL 

Schwartz. Rev. Ralph and Martha 

co Av. Dr. Elisk) de Moura. —5 

2°B 

3000 Coimbra 

PORTUGAL 

SPAIN 

Poupan. Rev. Waher and Rnrh 

Casino 2. pta. 26 

Terramelar (Paternal 

46989 Valencia 

SPAIN 

(011-34) 6-138-7672 

Saaerthwahe. Rev. Rick and Twinky 

Almudaina 21-7, 2 

46007 Valencia 

SPAIN 

(011-34) 6-34 Ml 87 



APPOINTEES 

Argentina 

McCaman. Rev. Gary and Lmda 

P.O. Box 588 

Winona Lake. IN 46590 

(219) 269-4657 



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Central African Republic 

Foster, Miss Karen 
831 Pine Way 
Worthington, OH 43085 
(614) 436-5755 
Taylor, Rev. Mike and Myra 
953 Dougherty Road 
Aiken, SC 29803 
(803) 649-3967 

France 

Barlow, Rev. Tom and MaryAnn 

P.O. Box 588 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(219) 269^657 

Martin, Rev. Dennis and Jeannie 

540B E. Main Street, Box 7 

New Holland, PA 17557 

(717) 355-2117 

Germany 

Kern, Rev. Steve and Celeste 
389 Jennings Avenue 
Mansfield, OH 44907 
(419) 524^553 

Japan 

Justiniano, Rev. Ralph and Joan 
986 W. Monoquet Road 
Warsaw, IN 46580 
(219) 267-3256 

Portugal 

Burk, Mr. Kenneth and Kimberly 
3452 Elm Avenue #108 
Long Beach, CA 90807 
(213) 424-4950 

RETIRED 

Altig, Dr. Keith and Vivian 

13755 E. Walnut 

Whittier, CA 90602 

(213) 693-8182 

Balzer, Mr. Albert and Eulah 

408 Aloha Circle, Villa P 

Long Beach, CA 90805 

(213) 423-4748 

Cochran, Miss Rosella 

P.O. Box 588 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(219) 269-4657 

Cripe, Miss Mary 
1520 Teresa St. 
Modesto, CA 95350 
(209) 527-7709 



Dowdy, Rev. Paul and Dortha 
5864 Teal Lane 
El Paso, TX 79924 
(915) 751-5889 

Garber, Rev. Martin and Beverley 
101 Twelfth St. 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 
(219) 269-7124 

Goodman, Rev. Marvin and Dorothy 
600 Chestnut Ave. 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 
(219) 269-5068 

Haag, Rev. Walter and Alys 
207 Van Rowe Ave. 
Duncanville, TX 75116-3319 
(214) 298-6149 

Hoyt, Rev. Solon and Kathryn 
Rt. 8, P.O. Box 292V2 
Warsaw, IN 46580 
(219) 269-7215 

Jones, Miss Gail 
R.D. 4, P.O. Box 59 
Johnstown, PA 15905 

(814) 479-7428 

Kent, Miss Ruth 

P.O. Box 588 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(219) 269^657 

Maconaghy, Rev. Hill and Dorothy 

4061 58th Ave. N., Lot #206 

St. Petersburg, FL 33714 

(813) 525-4576 

Mason, Dr. Harold and Margaret 
2075 Chapman Lake Dr. , 

Warsaw, IN 46580 
(219) 269-7187 

Miller, Rev. Donald and Lois 
24600 Mountain Ave., Sp. 40 
Hemet, CA 92344 
(714) 927-7298 

Mishler, Miss Marie 

62 Coach Ln. I 

Akron, OH 44312 

(216) 794-8728 

Sickel, Mrs. Loree 

1462 Golden Rain Rd. Apt. 49B 

Seal Beach, Ca 90740 

Snyder, Rev. Roy and Ruth 

901 Robson Rd. ■ 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 (219) 267-32 

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Snyder, Miss Ruth 
P.O. Box 588 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 
(219) 269-4657 

Thurston, Miss Marian 
Crown Point Apt. #4 North 
1710 Harding St. 
Tama, IA 52339 
(515) 484-2338 

Tresise, Rev. Foster and Marguerite 
95-303 Waioni St. 
Mililani, HI 96789 
(808) 623-2298 

William Rev. Robert and Lenora 
150 W. Warren St., Box 41 
Peru, IN 46970 
(317) 472-4016 

Zielasko, Rev. John and Jean 
114 15th St. 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 
(219) 267-4808 

STATEMENT OF 

FINANCIAL CONDITION 

December 31, 1990 

Assets: 
General Fund — 

Investments $ 156, 162 

Receivables 612,752 

Real Estate 347,105 

Equipment (less depreciation) . 86,464 

Other 181,442 

Total Assets 1,383,925 

Restricted Fund- 
Cash 113,189 

Receivables 218,665 

Investments 10,450 

Inventory 2,623 

Total Restricted Fund 344,927 

Annuity Funds- 
Cash 47,004 

Investments 488,288 

Other 2,834 

Total Annuity Funds 538,126 



Endowment Fund — 

Cash 48,553 

Investments 103,900 

Other 390 

Total Endowment Fund 152,843 

Total All Funds 2,419,821 



Liabilities: 

General Fund — 

Payable to Restricted Fund . . . 218,005 

Other Liabilities 250,675 

Fund Balance 915,245 

Total 1,383,925 

Restricted Fund- 
Endowment Payable 

Fund Balance 344,927 

Total Restricted Fund 344,927 

Annuity Fund — 

Annuity Payments Payable . . . 2,220 

Annuities in Force 306,298 

Fund Balance 229,608 

Total Annuity Funds 538,126 

Endowment Fund- 
Fund Balance 152,843 

TOTAL ALL FUNDS $2,419,821 



The financial records for GBFM for the year 1990 have been audited 
3y Dahms and Yarian. Certified Public Accountants. Warsaw, 
ndiana. The complete audited report is available for inspection at 
^BFM, 1401 Kings Highway, Winona Lake. Indiana 46590. 

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STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS 
Year Ending December 31, 1990 

Income: 

Operation Lifeline $ 373,456 

Missionary Support 3,126,763 

Interest and Miscellaneous . . . 33,372 

TOTAL INCOME $3,533,59 1 

Expenses: 

Administrative 140,635 

Office Salaries 223,386 

Promotional 347,104 

Missionary Salaries 1,722,482 

Missionary Travel 95,831 

Field Expenditures 981,183 

Other 59,153 

TOTAL EXPENSES $3,506,774 



THE GRACE BRETHREN HOME MISSIONS 
COUNCIL, INCORPORATED 

1401 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 587 

FAX 219-269-4066 



Officers and Staff 

Pres.— Dr. Luke E. Kauffman, 613 Hilltop 

Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 
V. Pres.— Dr. James L. Custer, 2515 Car- 
riage Lane, Powell, OH 43065 
Secy, and Exec. Dir.— Mr. Larry N. 
Chamberlain, 108 Apple Court, 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 
Treas.— Mr. Homer Waller, P.O. Box 612, 

Sunnyside, WA 98944 
Director of Administration— Rev. Jesse B. 
Deloe, 102 Third Street, Winona Lake, 
IN 46590 
Directors of Church -Planting 
and Development 
East and South— Rev. William H. Snell, 
1210 W. 100 South, Warsaw, IN 46580 
Associate Director-South— Rev. Kurt A. 
Miller, 154 Lake Shore Drive, N., Palm 
Harbor, FL 34684 
West— Rev. David E. Marksbury, P.O. 
Box 17148, Long Beach, CA 90807 
Accountant— Miss Brenda Kent, 1401 Park 

Avenue, Winona Lake, IN 46590 
Communications Coordinator— Mr. James 
Folsom, 3104 E. Wooster Rd., Lot 13, 
Pierceton, IN 46562 
Videographer and Media Specialist (part 

time)— Paul Vance 
Secretary to Executive Director- 
Mrs. Judi Rose 
Executive Secretary— Mrs. Marilyn 

Orlando 
Assistant to Accountant— Mrs. Linda 

Leonard 
Accounting Assistant (part time)— 

Mrs. Joyce Clinger 
Coordinator of Donor Services- 
Mrs. Cashel Taylor 
Secretary— Mrs. Jeanette Scofield 
Receptionists (part time)— Mrs. Lola 
Mattfeld and Miss Tami Miller 

Board of Directors 

(Term Ending 1992) 
Mr. Morgan Burgess, 163 N. Franklin Street, 
Delaware, OH 43015 



Rev. Robert D. Fetterhoff, 912 Douglas Dr. 

Wooster, OH 44691 
Rev. John R. Mcintosh, 2735 N. Beth Place 

Simi Valley CA 93065 
Mr. Jerry Michael, Route 4, 105 Meadoi 

Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25401 
Mr. Clair Floyd, 11251 Lipscomb St! 

Anchorage, AK 99516 

(Term Ending 1993) 
Rev. Timothy Boal, Rt. 3, Box lie. 

Everett, PA 15537 
Mr. Jack Broyles, 1607 Whitehall Rd 

Anderson, SC 29621 
Dr. James L. Custer, 2515 Carriage Lani 

Powell, OH 43065 
Dr. John W. Mayes, Route 9, Box 5591 

Longview, TX 75601 
Mr. Homer Waller, P.O. Box 612, Sunn;. 

side, WA 98944 

(Term Ending 1994) 
Mr. Robert Bryant, 2920 Bosham Lan [( 

Midlothian, VA 23113 
Rev. Robert Combs, 647 Parkway Blvd. 

Norton, OH 44203 
Mr. Mark Curtis, 3646 California Ave 

Long Beach, CA 90807 
Dr. Luke Kauffman, 613 Hilltop Re 

Myerstown, PA 17067 

Home Mission Directory 

Atlanta, GA, (East)— Dekalb Communi; 

Grace Brethren Church. Pastor, Erne 

Usher. 
Blain, PA— Sherman's Valley Grace Brethi I 

Church. Pastor, Dennis Huratiak. 
Bradenton, FL— Grace Brethren Chure 

Pastor, Robert Byers. 
Charleston, WV— Cross Lanes Gra: 

Brethren Church. Pastor, Emory Your,. 
Columbus, OH, N.E.— Rocky Ridge Grcs 

Brethren Church. Pastor, Will Marlii, 
Cypress, CA— New Life Grace Brethi I 

Church. Pastor, David Marksbury. 
Dryhill, KY— Victory Mountain Gni 

Brethren Chapel. Pastor, Samuel Bae 
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iscanaba, MI— Bay De Noc Grace Brethren 

Church. Pastor, Gary Hable. 
J ort Lauderdale, FL (Haitian)— Eglise 

Evangelique Des Freres De La Grace. 

Pastor, Wilfred Jean. 
5reencastle, PA — Conococheague Grace 

Brethren Church. Pastor, Alan Clingan. 
lurst (Dallas-Fort Worth), TX— Grace 

Fellowship Church. Pastor, Lyle 

Sweeney, 
ndianapolis, N.E. (Fishers), IN— Northeast 

Grace Brethren Church. Pastors, Allen 

Edgington and Ronald Smals. 
London, OH— Grace Brethren Church. 

Pastor, Howard Immel. 
rfaple Valley (Seattle), WA— Grace Bible 

Fellowship Grace Brethren Church. 
Pastor, Robert Gentzel. 
•IcAllen, TX— McAllen Grace Brethren 

Church. Pastor, Robert Soto, 
ilenifee Valley, CA— New Hope Community 

Church. Pastor, Chris Suitt. 
dontgomeryville, PA— New Life Grace 

Brethren Church. Pastor, David Allem. 
lurry sville, PA— Grace Brethren Church. 

Pastor, Stephan Edmonds. 
Jorth Port, FL— Grace Brethren Church. 

Pastor, Edmund DeZago. 
'hiladelphia, PA— Liberty Grace Brethren 

Church. Pastor, Steve Makofka. 
"'hiladelphia, PA— Crossroads Grace Brethren 

Church. Pastor, James Brown, 
lichmond (Short Pump), V A.— Fellowship 

Grace Brethren Church. Pastor, David 

Kowalke. 
lio Rancho, NM— La Mesa Grace Church. 

Pastor, Don Bowlin. 
aratoga Springs, NY— Grace Brethren 

Church of Saratoga Springs. Pastor, Dale 

Jenks. 
tate College, PA— Happy Valley Community 

Grace Brethren Church. Pastor, Larry 

Edwards. 
tojVilloughby, OH— Lake County Grace 

Brethren Church. Pastor, Joe Cosentino. 
ire 

GRACE BRETHREN 
CHAPLAINS MINISTRY 
- P.O. Box 587, Winona Lake, IN 46590 - 
(Telephone : 2 1 9/267-5 161) 
^indorsing Agent— Rev. C. Lee Jenkins, P.O. 
'" ox 587, Winona Lake, IN 46590. 
'haplains: Capt. Charles Card, Army; Capt. 
ten Collins, Army; Lt. Cdr. John L. Diaz, 
avy; Lt. Col. James T. Elwell, Air Force; 

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jra, 



Lt. John Galle, Navy; Lt. Dayne Nix, Navy; 
Lt. Col. John B. Patrick, Army; Col. John 
Schumacher, Army; Capt. Phil Spence, 
Army. (For current address contact 
endorsing agent). 



GRACE BRETHREN 
NAVAJO MINISTRIES, INC. 

i 

— Counselor, NM 87018 — 
(Telephone: 505/568-4454) 

Officers and Staff 

Pres.— Dr. Luke E. Kauffman, 613 Hilltop 

Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 
V. Pres.— Dr. James L. Custer, 2515 

Carriage Lane, Powell, OH 43065 
Secretary and Exec. Dir.— Mr. Larry N. 
Chamberlain, 108 Apple Court, Winona 
Lake, IN 46590 
Treas.— Mr. Homer Waller, P.O. Box 612, 

Sunnyside, WA 98944 
Steve and Chris Galegor, superintendent, 

promotion and bookkeeper 
Wayne and Terrie Aites, girls dorm parents 
Karen Broach, high school teacher, coach 
Dino Butler, high school teacher, coach 
Sheilah Champion, 3rd and 4th grade teacher 
Bob and Betty Clifton, building and grounds 

maintenance, kitchen supervisor (VIA) 
Linda Davidson, 5th and 6th grade teacher 
Ray and Helen Dennis, boys dorm parents 

(VIA) 
Angie Garber, visitation missionary (VIA) 
Helen Garrett, 1st and 2nd grade teacher 
Bob and Norma Lathrop, vehicle main- 
tenance, secretary 
Elaine Marpel, principal, high school teacher 
Betty Masimer, visitation missionary (VIA) 
Andy Moyer, high school teacher, coach 
Jennifer Ritchey (TIME) 
Roy and Ladina Sam, 7th and 8th grade 
teacher 



Churches sponsored 
by the Navajo Mission: 

Cedar Hill Navajo Grace Brethren Church 

(Tully and Mary Butler) 
Day Mesa Navajo Grace Brethren Church 

(Johnson and Nancy Chiquito) 
Red Lake (AZ) Community Grace Brethren 

Church (John and Nora Trujillo) 



Navajo Committee 

Mr. Jack Broyles, Mr. Larry 
Chamberlain, Rev. Jesse Deloe, Mr. 
Clair Floyd, Dr. Luke Kauffman, Rev. 
John Mayes, Mr. Jerry Michael. 

Board of Directors 

Rev. Timothy Boal, Mr. Jack Broyles, 
Mr. Robert Bryant, Mr. Morgan 
Burgess, Rev. Robert Combs, Mr. Mark 
Curtis, Dr. James Custer, Rev. Robert 
Fetterhoff, Mr. Clair Floyd, Dr. Luke 
Kauffman, Dr. John Mayes, Rev. John 
Mcintosh, Mr. Jerry Michael, Mr. 
Homer Waller. 

Following are the combined Financial 
Statements of The Grace Brethren Home 
Missions Council, Inc. and Grace Brethren 
Navajo Ministries, Inc. 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES 

OPERATING EXPENSES & EQUITY 

Year Ending December 31, 1990 

Revenues: 

Offerings $1,226,372 

Estates and annuities 29,326 

Rent 48,500 

Interest 40,460 

Other _ '> 912 

1 ,346,570 

Operating Expenses: 

Direct assistance 1,240,235 

Administration 384,134 

Promotion 176,123 

Payments to annuitants 76,286 



Excess (deficit) of revenues 

over operating expenses . . . (530,208) 

Other Income (Expense): 

Assets received on dissolutions 550,478 
Net income (expense) relating 

to prior period 7,575 

Gain on sale of fixed assets .. 4,703 

Interest (45-373) 

517 , 383 
Excess (deficit) of revenues 

over expenses (12,825) 



Equity, beginning of year 1 ,062,24 
Adjustment for equity in gift 

value of annuities 

Equity as restated j ,062,2 

Equity, end of year $ 1,049,41 



The above financial statements have been audit*. \ 
by the firm of Ashman. Targgart, & Manion, PC. 
Certified Public Accountants, Fort Wayne. Indiana' 
A copy of their full report is available upon request 



STATEMENT OF 

FINANCIAL CONDITION 

December 31, 1990 



ASSETS: 

Current Assets 

Cash 

Offerings and other receipts 

in transit 

Total cash and cash equivalents 

Contract receivable 

Current portion of notes 

receivable 

Other Current assets 

Accounts receivable 



$ 74,: 



260, 



334,: 
252,: 

5, 
27; 
37, 



Total Current Assets 



658, 



36. 



Property and equipment: 

Land 

Buildings 369, 

Mission real estate 475, 

Autos and trucks 194, 

Photographic equipment 41, 

Other equipment 261, 

1,383. 
Less accumulated depr (483, 

$ 900 



Investments & other assets: 

Notes receivable 

Contributed property 

Annuities invested 

Leasehold interest, net 



2 

479 

17 

$ 500' 



TOTAL ASSETS $2,058; 



KBILITIES AND EQUITY: 

rrent Liabilities: 

ies payable $ 481,305 

pent portion of 

[long-term debt 11,181 

counts payable 34,285 

trued annuity installments . . 14,949 

fferred rental income — 

tyroll withholdings 876 

leal current liabilities $ 542,596 



Long-term debt, net of 

current portion 187,513 

Annuities and trusts 278,979 

TOTAL LIABILITIES $1,009,088 

Equity in unused annuity assets 200,814 

EQUITY 848,604 

Total Equity 1,049,418 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 

AND EQUITY $2,058,506 



GRACE BRETHREN INVESTMENT 

FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 

P.O. Box 587, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

[The Grace Brethren Investment Foundation STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL 

[s the same officiary as The Grace Brethren CONDITION 

pme Missions Council, Inc., Winona Lake, M av 31 1991 

[liana. 

Officers and Staff ASSETS: 

Ies.— Dr. Luke E. Kauffman, 613 Hilltop Casn and Cash Equivalent . . $3,671,452 

I Road, Myerstown, PA 17067 Investments 2.237,474 

I Pres.— Dr. James L. Custer, 2515 Car- Accrued Interest Receivable . 1 12, 154 

I riage Lane, Powell, OH 43065 Loans Receivable 15,678,846 

:y. and Exec. Dir.— Mr. Larry N. Vehicles and Equipment (Net) 47,719 

Chamberlain, 108 Apple Court, Winona ° ther Assets 11,070 

Lake, IN 46590 Total Assets $21,758,715 

:as.— Mr. Homer Waller, P.O. Box 612, = 

Sunnyside, WA 98944 LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCE: 

-. of GBIF— Mr. James W. Johnson, 2704 Savings Accounts $19,330,248 

William Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590 Accrued Interest Payable . . . 217,768 

:y.— Mrs. Florence Figert Other Liabilities 105,809 

jkeeper-Mrs. Wanita Ogden Total Liabilities 19,653,825 

ler/Data Processing-Mrs. Carla Noll Fund Balance 2, 104,890 

:ountant— Miss Brenda Kent 

_ _ _. Total Liabilities and Fund 

Board of Directors Balance $21,758,715 

Rev. Timothy Boal — 
Mr. Jack Broyles STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS 
Mr. Robert Bryant For Year Ended May 31, 1991 

Mr. Morgan Burgess OPERATING INCOME: 

Rev. Robert Combs . . . ^ ,„, -,„ 

\a »« 1 r* _ Interest on Loans $1,376,618 

Mr. Mark Curtis T . ' _ ' „ 

„ . „ , Interest on Investments 527,993 

Dr. James Custer ! 

Rev. Robert Fetterhoff Total Operating Income 1,904,611 

Mr. Clair Floyd OPERATING EXPENSES: 

Dr. Luke Kauffman Interest on Savings Accounts $1,319,087 

Dr. John Mayes Salaries and Services 140,212 

Rev. John Mcintosh Contributions 188,760 

Mr. Jerry Michael Data Processing 6,402 

Mr. Homer Waller Other Administrative Expenses 163,619 

pies of the audited statements, also containing Total Operating Expenses. . . 1,818,080 

Auditor s opinion . are available at our offices Qh i ncome and ( ExDenses ) 3403 

1401 Kings Highway, Box 587, Winona Lake. UmeF Income ana (expenses) 3,4U3 

46590. NET INCOME $ 89,934 

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GRACE BRETHREN FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICE 

P.O. Box 587, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

Phone: 219/267-5161 

(A ministry sponsored by 
The Grace Brethren Home Missions Council, Inc.) 

Director — Mr. Russel Dunlap, P.O. Box 587, Winona Lake, IN 46590 
West Coast Representative — Rev. Donald Miller, 24600 Mountain Ave., Sp. 40, 

Hemet, CA 92344 
Field Representative - Mr. Ronald Domer, 8115 Green Valley Rd., Mohave Valley, AZ 864* 

Executive Committee: 

Larry N. Chamberlain, chairman 

Brenda Kent, recording secretary 

Jesse Deloe, James Johnson 






GRACE SCHOOLS 

200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590 



General Administration 

*John J. Davis, President 

*Ronald E. Manahan, Provost 

* David R. Plaster, Vice President for 

Academic Affairs 
William Darr, Director of Library Services 
Roy Lowrie, Director of the Division of 

Christian School Education 
Jim Shipley, Registrar 
Gary Meadors, Director of Doctoral Studies 
Kathryn Scanland, Director of Institutional 

Research 

Enrollment Services 

Carl Beridon, Dean of Enrollment 
Ron Henry, Director of Admissions 
Mark Penfold, Seminary Admissions Director 
Tom Abbitt, Director of College Enrollment 

Services 
Steve Wishart, Campus Visitation Director 
Steve Petty, Director of Financial Aid 

Student Services 

Bruce Barlow, College Dean of Students 
Miriam Pacheco, Coordinator of Women's 

Ministries 
Philip Dick, Director of Athletics 
Steve Winey, Director of SAAC & Assistant 

Registrar 
Darwin Parman, Housing Director 
Joanne Taylor (Mrs.), School Nurse 



Business and Financial Matters 

*Ronald E. Clinger, Vice President 
Business Affairs 



for 



Reed DePace, Director of Supporting Services 
Paul DeRenzo, Director of Food Service 
Audrey Tobias (Miss), Director of Data' 

Processing 
Steven Fleagle, Controller 

Advancement Department 

*Read T. Morrison, Vice President foi 

Institutional Advancement 
Chris Becker, Annual Fund Director 
Donald Byers, Director of Constituenl, 

Relations 
Don Ogden, Director of Alumni Affairs 
Joel Curry, Director of Public Relations 
E. William Male, Planned Giving Officer 

♦Members of the President's Administrative 
Council 

Officers of the Corporation 

President — Dr. John J. Davis 
Secretary/Treasurer — 
Mr. Ronald E. Clinger 

Board of Trustees 

(Term Ending 1992) 
Rev. John Burke, 1434 Lyon, Waterloo, U 

50702 
Mr. Ralph H. Grady, 1168 Ridgemont Rd. 

Waterloo, IA 50701 
+ Mr. John Haller, 5447 Wine Tavern; 

Dublin, OH 43017 
Mr. Mark J. Holbrook, 4445 San Antonii 1 

Rd., Yorba Linda, CA 92686 



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r. Ronald J. Kinley, 841 Center St., 

Ashland, OH 44805 
r. Fred C. Mills, 200 1 -H N. Williamsburg, 

Decatur, GA 30033 
Mr. William Snoddy (Secretary), 197 Twp. 

Road 530, West Salem, OH 44287 
r. H. Dwight Stair, 510 Oak St., 

Wadsworth, OH 44281 



(Term Ending 1993) 
r. Larry Downs, 4 Stone Camp Trail, 

Winona Lake, IN 46590 
:v. Lester W. Kennedy, 25 Dudley Ferry 

Road, Radford, VA 24141 
•. Nickolas Kurtaneck, 6153 Pershing Way, 

Buena Park, CA 90260 
Dr. John P. Morgan (Vice Chairman), 6213 

Myers Road, West Salem, OH 44287 
;v. Les Nutter, 509 Cherry Street, 

Wrightsville, PA 17368 
rs. Miriam Pacheco, 413 Kings Highway, 
I Winona Lake, IN 46590 
H (Col) John Schumacher, 19A Garrison 
! Lane, Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013 
Rev. Charles G. Thornton (Chairman), 

56 N. Crawford, Millersburg, OH 44654 



(Term ending 1994) 
Ir. John Armstrong, 544 West Pleasant 
I Home Road, Wooster, OH 44691 
fev. Thomas Avey, 100 Homestead Dr., 
I Lititz, PA 17543 
;v. Richard Battis, 10 Waynesburg Rd., 

Washington, PA 15301 
fev. Raymond Davis, 833 Spruce St., 
I Hagerstown, MD 21740 
I'Rev. Ronald A. Guiles, 895 S. Wymore 

#907-A, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 
tr. Donald Hedrick, 15033 Lodosa Drive, 
Y Whittier, CA 90605 
Ir. Thomas Homey, 2811 Prospect N.E., 
i Box 59, Middlebranch, OH 44652 
Br. Gordon Stover, 9210 Branch Rd., 
i Harrah, WA 98933 
Ir. Michael Workman, 2763 Millborne Rd., 

Wooster, OH 44691 



Trustee Emeritus 
fv. Paul E. Dick, 1912 E. Walnut Street, 
Warsaw, IN 46580 

jMembers and officers of the Executive 
. Committee 



1991-1992 
Faculty Members and 
Administrative Officers 

C= College, S= Seminary 
CS=Both College and Seminary 

Avallone, Anthony J. (C) Assistant Professor 
of Business 

Benyousky, Frank (C), Assistant Professor 
of Communications -, 

Beridon, Carl (CS), Dean of Enrollment & 
Marketing Management 

Bickel, Kenneth (S), Assistant Professor for 
Pastoral Ministries 

Bowling, James (Dr.) (C), Associate Pro- 
fessor of Education and Psychology 

Bowman, Paul (C), Instructor in Modern 
Foreign Languages 

Caneday, Ardel (S), Professor of New 
Testament 

Clinger, Ronald E. (CS), Vice President for 
Business Affairs 

Clutter, Ronald T. (Dr.) (S), Professor of 
Theology & Church History 

Curry, Shara B. (Mrs.) (C), Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Education 

Darr, William E. (CS), Director of Libraries 

Davis, Arthur W. (C), Associate Professor 
of Art 

Davis, John J. (Dr.) (CS), President, Pro- 
fessor of Old Testament and Hebrew 

Decker, Allyn (C), Assistant Professor of 
Communications 

De Young, Donald B. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 
Physics 

Dick, E. Philip (C), Director of Athletics; 
Associate Professor of Health and Physical 
Education 

Dilling, Richard A. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 
Mathematics and Science Education 

Faber, Ardis (Miss) (C), Assistant Professor 
of Music 

Fairman, Richard (Dr.) (S), Professor of 
Theology & Church History 

Felts, Verna M. (Mrs.) (C), Associate Pro- 
fessor of Music (Piano) 

Forbes, W. Merwin (Dr.) (C), Professor of 
Biblical Studies 

Foreman, Janet (Mrs.) (C), Associate Pro- 
fessor of Business 

Fowler, Donald L. (Dr.) (CS), Professor of 
Old Testament and Hebrew 

French, David (C), Art Instructor 

Gaerte, Dennis (C), Associate Professor of 
Teacher Education 



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Gano, Peter (Dr.) (C), Adjunct Professor of 

Fine Arts 
Gordon, William P. (C), Associate Professor 

of Economics and Business 
Gorrell, David, (C), Assistant Professor of 

Mathematics 
Grill, E. Michael (Dr.), (C) Professor of 

Psychology 
Henry, Ron (CS), Director of Admissions, 
Associate Dean of Enrollment, and 
Associate Professor of History 
Hildebrandt, Theodore (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

Biblical Studies 
Jeffreys, Richard E. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

Biological Science 
Johnson, Darrell L. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

Education 
Kessler, James C. (C), Associate Professor of 

Health and Physical Education 
Kordus, Raymond N. (C), Assistant Athletic 
Director, Adjunct Instructor in Health and 
Physical Education 
Lee, Marcia (Dr.) (C), Associate Professor of 

Biological Science 
Lincoln, Gerald (CS), Associate Director of 

Library 
Lovelady, Edgar J. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

English 
Lowrie, Roy (Dr.) (S), Director of the 
Division of Christian School Education, 
Professor of Christian School Education 
Manahan, Ronald E. (Dr.) (C), Provost, Pro- 
fessor of Biblical Studies 
Meadors, Gary T. (Dr.) (S), Professor of 

New Testament 
Morrison, Read T., Vice President for Institu- 
tional Advancement 
Peugh, Roger (CS), College Chaplain, 
Director— Graduate School of Missions, 
Associate Professor of Missions 
Plaster, David R. (S), Vice President for 
Academic Affairs, Associate Professor 
of Theology 
Sauders, Paulette (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

English 
Shipley, Jim A. (CS), Registrar & Associate 

Professor 
Slaughter, George F. (Dr.) (C), Professor of 

Psychology 
Snider, R. Wayne (C), Professor of History 
Taylor, Kenneth N. (C), Professor of 

Sociology 
Zimmerman, Timothy M. (C), Chair for 
Music Department and Artist in Residence 



Emeritus Faculty 

Beaver, S. Wayne (Dr.), Professor Emeritus ; 
Boyer, James L. (Dr.), Professor Emeritus 
Coverstone, Jean (Mrs.), Professor Emeritus 
Felts, W. Roland, Professor Emeritus 
Hamilton, Mabel (Mrs.), Librarian Emeritus 
Hoyt, Herman A. (Dr.), President Emeritus 
Humberd, Jesse (Dr.), Professor Emeritus 
Kent, Homer A., Jr., Professor Emeritus 
Kreigbaum, Arnold R., Dean of Student; 

Emeritus 
Uphouse, Miriam M. (Mrs.), Associate Deal 

of Students Emeritus 

Alumni Associations 

Donald Ogden, Director 

College Alumni Executive Committee 

Christy Barlow 
Gary Herbruck 
Charles Hunter 
Donna Miller 
Miriam Pacheco 
Gary Woolman 

Seminary Alumni Executive Committee 

Robert Arenobine 

Ed Lewis 

Dave Plaster 

Condensed Financial Report 

Statement of Revenues, 

Expenditures, and Transfers 

For the Year Ended May 31, 1991 

REVENUES: 
Educational & General: 

Tuition & fees $4,522,6 

Gifts 1,126,01 

Endowment income 1 8,5< 

Other 104,9: 

Total educational and 

general $ 5,772,1 

Auxiliary Enterprises: 

Housing $ 844,4 

Food service 675,4 

Other 343 ,3 

Total auxiliary 

enterprises $ 1,863,2 

Other sources $ 94,4 

TOTAL REVENUES .... $7,729,8 



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EXPENDITURES: 

Education & general: 

j Instructional $2,032,565 

' Academic support 429,082 

1 Student services 767,419 

Institutional support 1,712,575 

I Operation of plant 620,695 

j Student aid 668,991 

I Transfers 100,994 

Total educational and 

general $6,332,321 



Auxiliary enterprises: 

Housing $ 764,595 

Food service 578,275 

Other 417,656 

Total auxiliary 

enterprises $1,760,526 

Other Transfers $ (300,000) 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $ 7,792,847 

SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) ... $ (63,000) 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY 
HERALD COMPANY, INCORPORATED 

P.O. Box 544, Winona Lake, IN 46590 



Board of Trustees 

(Term ending 1992) 
James Bustraan 
Ralph Colburn 
Gerald Kelley 
Paul Woodruff 



(Term ending 1993) 

E. William Male 

Russell Ogden 

Maynard Tittle 



(Term ending in 1994) 

George Allenbaugh 

Larry Gegner 

Gerald Polman 

H. Don Rough 



Officers of the Board 

Pres. — James Bustraan 

V. Pres. — Maynard Tittle 

Secy. — Gerald Polman 

Asst. Secy. — H. Don Rough 

Treas. — Ralph Colbum 

Member-at-Large — E. William Male 



Herald Magazine Editorial Committee 

E. William Male, Gerald Polman 
Maynard Tittle 



Staff 

Publisher & General Manager — 

Charles Turner 

Asst. to Gen. Mgr., Finances and Retail 

Sales — Jo Disbro 

Finance Office — Mike Baker 

Sunday School Sales — 

Mailing Lists — Delia Nagel 

Herald Subscriptions — 

Mailing Department — John Leonard 

Maintenance — Larry Unruh 

Herald Bookstore, Winona Lake — 

Amy Burley, Ralph Burns 
Lanita French, Tom Miller 

Herald Bookstore, Indianapolis — 

Coordinator of Personnel — 
Sharon Edgington 

Herald Magazine 

Publisher — Charles Turner 
Managing Editor — Emiline Secaur 

Daily Devotions 

Composition and Copy Acquisitions — 
Omega Sandy 

Coordinator of Published Materials — 

Emiline Secaur 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1990 
ASSETS: 
Current Assets 

Cash and Certs, of Deposit . . . $154,345.81 

Accounts Receivable 95,806.43 

Refundable Payroll Tax -0- 

Inventory-Merchandise 703,122.89 

Deposit -0- 

Contract Receivables -0- 

Prepaid Expenses 20,670.67 

Total Current Assets $973,945.80 

Investments $651,322.30 

Non-Current Assets 

Land $ 5,000.00 

Buildings 327,443.93 

Furniture and Fixtures 205,147.58 

Print Shop Equipment 260,773.34 

Vehicles 30,087.95 

Total $828,452.80 

Less — accumulated depr 618,933.64 

Net Property — Equipment .. . 209,519.16 

Other Assets 

Contract Receivables -0- 

Less Current Portion -0- 

Total Other Assets ■& 

TOTAL ASSETS $1,834,787.26 

LIABILITIES AND NET WORTH: 

Current liabilities 

Accounts payable $ 3,606.06 

Employee Payroll Deductions . 230.00 

Notes Payable 52,700.00 

Income Tax Payable -0- 

Accrued Interest 476.59 

Sales Tax Payable 1 ,472.76 

Deposits . 15,953.50 

Payroll Tax . 1,459.47 

Total Current Liabilities $ 75,898.38 



Long-Term Liabilities 

Notes Payable 

Less Current 



-0 
-0-1 



Total Long Term Liabilities . -0- 

Other Liabilities 

Gift Annuities $10,000.00 

Total Liabilities $ 85,898.38 

Fund Balance 1,748,888.88 



Total Liabilities and 
Fund Balance 



$1,834,787.26 



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CONDENSED OPERATING STATEMENT 
Income 
Merchandise Sales $1,194,467.29 



Cooperating Boards 

Rentals 

Interest and miscellaneous 
Sale Fixed Assets & 

Securities 

Bequest 

Finance Charges and 

Special Offerings ...... 



60,663.80 

2,655.00 

44,035.91 

40,165.80, 
-Of 

2,504.50 



Total Business Income $1,344,492.93 

Cost 

Purchases $ 644,463.92 

Salaries 293,275.20 

Operating expenses 366,832.37 

Free Literature 7,166.68 

Rental Expenses 4,055.15 

Administrative Expense 14,662.10 

Total Business Costs $1,330,455.42 

Total Business Gain 



Publication Offering . . . 
Expenses 

Offering Net Gain . 

Total Net Income . 



14,037.51 

31,793.93 
16,955.16 

$14,838.77 



$28,876.28 



THE BRETHREN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 



WMC Officiary 1991-92 

President— Mrs. Betty Ogden, 8400 Good 

Luck Road, Lanham, Maryland 20706. 

(Tel. 301-552-9660) 
1st Vice Pres.- Mrs. Geneva Inman, 2244 

Fernwood Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 

80910. (Tel. 719-597-2620) 
2nd Vice Pres.- Mrs. Janet Minnix, 3314 

Kenwick Trail S.W., Roanoke, VA 

24018. (Tel. 703-774^078) 
Secretary- Mrs. Nancy Eshleman, 3395 

Bossier Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. 

(Tel. 717-367-7771) 



Asst. Sec- Mrs. Lucy Snow, P.O. Box 6, 
Portis, KS 67474. (Tel. 913-346-2805) 

Financial Sec.-Treas.- Miss Joyce Ashman, 
602 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lake, IN 
46590. (Tel. 219-267-7588) 

Asst. Fin. Sec.-Treas.- Mrs. Martha Tusing, 
3966 E. 300 N, Warsaw, IN 46580. (Tel, 
219-267^1245) 

Literature Sec- Mrs. Lillian Teeter, 2706 
Sharon St., Winona Lake, EN 46590. (Tel. 
219-267-5513) 



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Prayer Chairman- Mrs. Nancy Peugh, 401 
Wood St., Winona Lake, IN 46590. (Tel. 
219-269-1957) 

Editor- Mrs. Viki Rife, 2186 W. 350 S., 
Warsaw, IN 46580. (Tel. 219-267^252) 



District Presidents 1991-92 

Allegheny— Mrs. Kathleen Opel, 23 Patricia 

Lane, Uniontown, PA 15401. Tel. 

412-437-0422 
Florida, East Central— Report not received 
Florida, Suncoast— Mrs. Ann Davis, 1870 

Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683. 

Tel. 813-787-5254 
Hawaii— Mrs. Bettylou Mitchell, 95-065 

Puanane Loop, Mililani, HI 96789. Tel. 

808-623-0418 
Indiana— Miss Isobel Fraser, 2217-1C Point 

West Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46580i. Tel. 

219^82-1360 
owa-Midlands— Mrs. Glendolyn McClure, 

4309 Sherman St. N.E., Cedar Rapids, 

IA 52402. Tel. 319-393-4468 
Michigan— Mrs. Alice McCrum, P.O. Box 

67, New Troy, MI 49119-0067. Tel. 

616^26^710 
Vlid-Atlantic— Mrs. Alice Hartman, 329 

Cherry Tree Circle, Hagerstown, MD 

21740. Tel. 301-797-7346 
Mountain-Plains— Mrs. Geneva Inman, 

2244 Fernwood Drive, Colorado Springs, 

CO 80910. Tel. 719-597-2620 
North Central Ohio— Mrs. Ruth Berry, 2296 

Kentwood Dr., Mansfield, OH 44903. 

Tel. 419-589-2394 
Northeastern Ohio— Mrs. Joan Gable, 

11849 Keener Dr., Orrville, OH 44667. 

Tel. 216-682-1922 
Northern Atlantic— Mrs. Sue Meyers, 72 

Hertzog Dr., Leola, PA 17540. Tel. 

717-656-7459 
Northwest— Mrs. Phyllis Christie, E. 309 

14th Ave., Apt. #107-B, Spokane, WA 

99202. Tel. 509-838^337 
l;Southern California-Arizona— Mrs. Helen 

Miller, 13138 Michelle Circle, Whittier, 

CA 90605. Tel. 213-941-5937 
•South Florida-Caribbean— Mrs. Agnes 

Metzger, 1513 NW 6th Avenue, Ft. 

Lauderdale, FL 33311. 
Southern Ohio— Mrs. Arlene Glass, 259 N. 

Second St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Tel. 

513-667-8006 



Southern— Mrs. Sandy Jacobs, 113 Jacobs 

Rd., Anderson, SC 29625. Tel. 

803-287^1174 
Southwest— Mrs. Chris Galegor, Grace 

Brethren Navajo Mission, Counselor, NM 

87018. Tel. 505-568-4454 
Virginia— Mrs. Molly Simmons, 5677 Yellow 

Mountain Rd., Roanoke, VA 24014. Tel. 

703-774-9680 
West Penn— Mrs. Claretta Leidy, R. J, Box 

385, New Enterprise, PA 16664. Tel. 

814-224-2805 

1991-1992 
WMC YEARLY GOALS 

1 . Read and study the Bible regularly. 

2. Be a faithful prayer warrior.* 

3. Active in Evangelism.* 

4. Encourage increased interest in SMM or 
aid in the establishment of SMM in your 
local church. 

5 . Give regularly to WMC — time, talent, 
and money as the Lord leads and 
prospers.* 

6. Support regular family devotions.* 
Use of Daily Devotions is suggested. 
♦Refer to WMC Handbook. 

LOCAL GOALS 

1 . Observe a special time of prayer on the 
15th day of each month.* 

2. Emphasize prayer for local youth and 
those who made decisions for full-time 
Christian service. 

3. Support district rallies and projects. 

4. Contribute to Major Offerings: 
Please send all money to the National 
Financial Secretary-Treasurer using the 
proper offering slip from the treasurer's 
sheet in the Program Packet. Make checks 
payable to - Grace Brethren National 
WMC. 

A. September, October, November: 
HOME MISSIONS - Goal $8,000 
Project: Start up kits. 

Send before December 10th. 

THANK OFFERING - 

We suggest a minimum of $1.50 a 

year per member. 

Send before December 10th. 

Project: SMM debt reduction $5164. 

B. December, January, February: 
GRACE SCHOOLS - Goal $8,000 
Project: Organ 

Send before March 10th. 



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CE NATIONAL OFFERING 

Sponsorship of Director of Girls" 

Ministries (Note: SMM is the heart of 

WMC.) 

Send before March 10th. 

We suggest a minimum of S3. 00 a 

year per member. S 10,329. 

C. March, April. May: 
FOREIGN MISSIONS - Goal 
S8.000 

Project: Bible Institutes. Brazil - new 
roof. Chad - well, airstrip. Philippines 
- library books. 
Send before June 10th. 

MISSIONARIES OF THE YEAR 

Offerings may be given in the month 
of your birthday or at a special 
emphasis throughout the year toward 
the support of WMC Missionaries of 
the Year honoring their service. 
We suggest a minimum of SI. 50 per 
member. 

Send before June 10th. 
Missionaries of the Year for 
1991-1922 are: 

• Wilma Bailey - Argentina 

• Rachel Jackson - Germany 

• Cheryl Kauffman - C.A.R. 

• Cheryl Shipley - England 

• Soni Viers - France 

D. June, July. August: 

WMC OPERATING EXPENSES - 

Goal S8.000. 

Send before September 10th. 

5 . Encourage the reading of the following 
books which may be purchased from the 
Brethren Missionary Herald Company. 
Box 433. Winona Lake. IN 46590. 

• Soaring on Broken Wings by 
Kathy Bartalsky 

• Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Rose 

• No Place to Cry by Doris VanStone 

6. Use Brethren talent when available and 
support Brethren works. Support 
SMM.* 

7. Aid in expenses, if possible, of local 
president or representative to attend each 
district meeting and national WMC 
Conference. 

8 . Elect officers in April or May to assume 
their duties in September. The local 
Annual Reports compiled by the retiring 
local president must be in the hands of the 



district president by May 3 1 . Seating of 
the delegates at National Conference is 
permissible only if annual report is 
returned. Reports will not be accepted at 
National Conference. 
9. Keep membership cards current.* The 
membership chairman is responsible for 
giving her card to any member transferr- 
ing to another council and see that a new 
member receives and signs a membership 
card when she joins the local council. 
(These cards are available from the 
National Literature Secretary.) 

10. Refer often to the WMC Handbook. 

This can be obtained from the National ' 
Literature Secretary. Box 711, Winona ' 
Lake, IN 46590. (See order blank 
enclosed in program packet.) We ' 
recommend one per council be purchased. 



DISTRICT OBJECTIVES 

1 . Honor those reading the entire Bible or 
listening to tapes of the entire Bible within 
a year. 

2 . Recognize the SMM at a District WMC 
program. 

3. Use Brethren talent when available and 
support Brethren works. 

4. Send District newspaper to National 
President. National Editor, and District 
Editors. 

5 . Sponsor at least one project, said project 
to be cleared through the National First 
Vice President to avoid duplication. The 
project may be kept within the district, 
but the National First Vice President 
should be advised for completion of her 
report. Send before March 10. 

6. Send all district offerings for national 
Brethren works to the National Financial 
S ec retary -Treasurer . 

7. Contribute an annual freewill offering, to 
be used as the committee in charge sees 
the need, toward furnishing and repair of 
the Brethren Foreign Missionary 
Residence in Winona Lake, Indiana. Send 
to the National Financial Secretary- 
Treasurer. 

8. Pay the District President's expenses to 
National Conference. 

9. Give financial assistance, so that the 
District SMM leader may attend SMM 
Workshop. 

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10. Contribute annually to the National 
Operating Expenses. Send to the National 
Financial Secretary-Treasurer by 
September 10. 



FINANCIAL REPORT 1990-91 

Balance on Hand— July 1, 1990 59,933.54 
RECEIPTS: 

Operation Account S20.068.69 

Home Missions 8,058.50 

Grace Schools 7,214.13 

Foreign Missions 7,706.02 

Thank Offering 4,618.76 

Missionary of the Year 7,315.27 

Missionary Residence 3,134.92 

Home Missions Specials 3,076.13 

Foreign Missions Specials . . . 11,755.69 

SMM— CE National 5,361 .76 

CE National Specials 67.00 

Grace Schools Specials 588.41 

Prepaid Income and Expense 3,209.00 

Candidate School 408.94 

TOTAL RECEIPTS .... S82.583.22 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Operation Account S22.586.99 

Home Missions 8,058.50 



Grace Schools 7,214.13 

Foreign Missions 7,706.02 

Thank Offering 4,618.76 

Missionary of the Year 7,000.00 

Missionary Residence 3,521.37 

Home Missions Specials .... 3.076.13 

Foreign Missions Specials . . . 1 1,755.69 

SMM— CE National 5,361.76 

CE National Specials 67.00 

Grace Schools Specials 588.41 

Prepaid Income and Expense 2,638.66 

Candidate School 930.71 

TOTAL 

DISBURSEMENTS. ... S85. 124.13 

Balance on Hand— June 30, 1990S 7,392.63 

RECAPITULATION OF CASH ACCOUNT 
Balance on Hand — June 30. 1990S 7.392.63 

Operation Account 5(2.314.40) 

Missionary of the Year Account 5,686.47 

Missionary Residence Account 1.000.00 
Prepaid Income & Expense 

Account 3.020.56 

TOTAL S 7.392.63 

Total Investment & Interest in 
the GBIF not included in the 

above: s 8.099.72 



SMM 



Motto — ' 'Serving My Master ' ' 

Purpose: To train girls to live Godly 
. lives in an ungodly world and to reach 
.„ their world for Christ. 

Sponsored by: CE National, Inc. 
P.O. Box 365 
Winona Lake. IN 46590 



District Coordinators 



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I 
- Allegheny: Carol Evans, Rd. #1. Box 33, 

Meyersdale. PA 15552. Tel. 

814-634-8645 

East Central FL: Marianne Romanowska. 508 
W. Grandview Wav. Casselberrv. FL 
32707. Tel. 407-831-4795 

, Indiana: Viki Rife, Rt. 2. Box 2991. Warsaw. 
IN 46580. Tel. 219-267^252 

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Iowa-Midlands: Rose Earnest. 2657 Cedar 
Terrace. Waterloo. IA 50702. Tel. 
319-296-2261 

Michigan: Marjorie Bjork. 7929 Clarksville. 
Clarksville. MI 48815. Tel. 616-693-2568 

Mid-Atlantic: Shelby Oliver. P.O. Box 421. 
State Line. PA 17263. Tel. 717-597-2223 

Mountain Plains: Penny Koby. 950 N. 
Ridgewood. Wichita.' KS 67208. Tel. 
316-683-3235 

North Atlantic: Margy Allebach. Rd. #3. Box 
370. Palmyra, PA 17078. Tel. 
717-838-3899 

Northcentral Ohio: Vicki Page. 42 Glen 
Beck Lane. Mansfield. OH 44906. Tel. 
419-524-1214 

North East Ohio: Mary Beth Jensen. 1043 W. 
Hopocan Ave.. Barberton. OH 44203. 
Tel. 216-825-8344 



Northwest: TO BE ANNOUNCED 

Southern California-Arizona: Helen Miller, 
13138 Michelle, Whittier, CA 90605 
Tel. 213-941-5937 

Southern Ohio: Sylvia Koeller, 355 Leisure 
Dr., Brookville, OH 45309. Tel. 

513-833-4232 

Southern: Jill Moody, 1192 Barkley Rd., 
Telford, TN 37690. Tel. 615-257-3588 

Virginia: TO BE ANNOUNCED 

West Penn: Sue Dinsmore, 206 E. Julian St., 
Martinsburg, PA 16662. Tel. 
814-793-2710 

1991-92 
SMM OFFERING GOALS 

(Make checks payable to: 
CE National, Inc.) 

Foreign Missions: (Due November 10, 1991) 
Goal: $1000 



Meeting room at Chateau St. Albain, 

France - $500 

Work Project - Lyon, France - $500 

Operation SMM (Due January 10, 1992) 
Goal: $1500 

Home Interest (Due March 10, 1992) 
Goal: $600 

Greencastle, PA - Slide projector screen 
- $100 

Columbus (Northeast), OH - Stackable 
chairs - $160 

Seattle, WA - Tape Duplicator - $300 
London, OH - Chorus books - $40 



CE National (Due May 10, 1992) 
Goal: $1500 

Computer Upgrade - $500 
Tape Duplicator - $1000 



THE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP 
OF GRACE BRETHREN MINISTERS 



Pres. — John Mcintosh 

V. Pres. — Wayne Hannah 

Recording Secretary — Bud Olszewski 

Asst. Recording Secretary — Lee Dice 

Executive Secretary — Ralph Colburn 

MONDAY, July 29, 1991 

The meeting opened at 11:35 with a song 
"My Savior's Love," led by Steve Peters. 

An introductory "Epistle" and introduction 
slips were distributed, the latter for the 
presentation of new men. All missionaries 
present were asked to stand and recognition 
and appreciation were given. 

Vice President John Mcintosh presented our 
President, Bernie Simmons, who spoke on the 
theme, "Hope for the Professional." 

He reminded us that Desert Shield and 
Desert Storm gave us a new appreciation for 
the professionals in the military realm; but a 
professional in the news business, Bob 
Simons, allowed his enthusiasm to interfere 
with his profession and got him and his team 
captured by the enemy. He made news instead 
of just reporting it. 



In the past, the pastor was not accepted a 
a paid professional in Brethren circles. Dv 
McClain and others, however, helped brin, 1 
true professional status to the Brethren clergy 
When we are called of God as pastors' 
shepherds, we are professionals, even if b; 1 
some circumstance our positions are pulle' 
away from us. As professionals, we face fou^ 
problems, four temptations. 

1. Exhaustion. Do you ever get to th 
place where you hope that the phone won 
ring; for you just can't face another problem 1 
What's the cure for this? We're reminded th;i 
we are not hirelings, but shepherds (John 10 
We must flee to our Great Shepherd and fin' 
renewal of our strength in His unlimite' 
power (1 Peter 5, Psalm 23, Isa. 40:39). 

2. Ambition. We often get the notion th. 
success is totally dependent upon us and 9 
become so married to our work that family' 
and self suffer. We do not serve Him we' 
when we fail to serve our wives and childn 1 
in their needs, and when we do not renew oi 
own strength in communion with Him. W 
need to remind ourselves of the expectation 
for the elder in 1 Timothy 3. 

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3. Pride. "My model of pastoring is best. 
I like the way I do it. I'm the head honcho 
here." These are dangerous conclusions! The 
gifts of the Spirit involve more than those of 
a mouthpiece! We do differ in gifts, abilities, 
and style; but we can only be and do the best 
with what God has given us, and through His 
partnership. 

4. Comparison. It's so easy to compare 
ourselves and our ministries with those of 
another, those superior to us or inferior to us. 
God made us the way we are; and all He 
expects is that we do and be our best for Him, 
not someone else's best. We need to keep our 
eyes on Him, and our focus on pleasing Him, 
not on measuring up to others or even the 
expectations of others. 

After Bernie's message, we divided into 
groups of two or three for prayer time, focus- 
ing on our homes, our ministries, and our 
Fellowship. 

The business meeting opened with the 
presentation of the membership report, 
subject to corrections, and the financial report: 
both available in printed copies. Corrections 
to the membership report are to be made in 
writing and given to the executive secretary , 
Ralph Colburn. 

A motion prevailed to adopt the member- 
ship report, subject to corrections, and the 

ijfinancial report. 

Steve Peters reported on "Focus '92," a 
project of the Strategy Committee and the 
fellowship Council, presenting a strategy of 

,tevangelism for our Fellowship. At least six 
districts have already scheduled rallies to 
promote these goals. The prayer breakfast 

^Wednesday morning is also linked with this. 
When new business was introduced, the 
subject of a pictorial handbook of all Brethren 

(ministers was raised. Bernie passed the baton 
pf this responsibility to President-elect John 

^Mcintosh. 

From the introduction slips, a number of 
new men were presented, including: Jim 

jBrown, Philadelphia; Gary Kochheiser, Cedar 
Rapids; Tim Marlier, Moorpark (CA); Ted 

i Booker, candidate for Philippines; Gary 
McCaman, candidate for Argentina; 
Sduardo Coria, Argentina; James Laird, 

^vlartinsburg (PA); Ken Carozza, Hartford 
CT); and Dennis Gibson, Lexington (KY). 



The meeting was closed with prayer. 



TUESDAY, July 30, 1991 

The meeting opened at 11:30 with a song 
led by Steve Peters. 

President Simmons presented several 
leaders for brief announcements and 
presentations: 

Ed Trenner presented Harvest Data Link, 
a source of international computer materials. 

Don Byers presented the Doctor of 
Ministries program at Grace Seminary, along 
with other new courses simply for 
continuing pastoral education. 

Chery Otermat presented the SMM 
program as a ministry to enrich our churches 
in reaching and teaching girls. 

Jesse Deloe presented a Home and Foreign 
Missions survey concerning their media 
materials. 

John Mcintosh then led a panel regarding 
"My Struggles: God's Solutions." Ed 
Cashman related a time in his ministry when 
he was discipling three promising young men, 
and all three totally flaked out, disappointing 
him and causing him to question his call to 
ministry. The Lord reminded him that he had 
his eyes on people, and not on the Lord. 

Then Steve Makofka, an inner city minister 
in Philadelphia, related how he took respon- 
sibility for the actions of people, and 
sometimes saw himself as the source of their 
help, rather than God. Realizing his error, he 
entered into an accountability relationship with 
other Philadelphia pastors, to draw on the 
Lord's strength and help, and to keep himself 
on track with God's desire for him and his 
ministry. 

Then Tom Peters shared about a time in 
his ministry in the Central African Republic 
when he was thrust into a supervisory capacity 
over 105 churches and pastors in an area 
where many wrong practices and ideas had 
crept in and the pastors didn't really want to 
deal with them. The problem seemed over- 
whelming and extremely frustrating. What 
does the missionary-servant do then: Pray! 
Pray for revival, for heart changes, and to be 
found faithful. 

Again we divided into pairs, all over the 
auditorium, and shared struggles, solutions, 
and prayed for each other. 

The business session opened with a motion 
that the minutes and membership list 
corrections as printed in the "Epistle" be 
approved (with some transfers of membership 



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pending completion of proper paperwork). 
The motion prevailed. 

The ballot was presented by the nominating 
committee, and additional nominations were 
sought. William Tweeddale was added to the 
ballot as a candidate for vice president. A 
motion prevailed that nominations cease. The 
election resulted in the following: President- 
John Mcintosh; Vice President-Wayne 
Hannah; Recording Secretary-Bud 
Olszewski; Assistant Recording Secretary- 
Lee Dice. 

Memorials were presented by Ralph 
Colburn. This year they were written and 
printed, with a picture of the man being 
remembered. They were presented in the 
order in which they were ushered into the 
Lord's presence during the conference year, 
with one man speaking briefly along with the 
printed memorial. 

Ray Miller spoke in behalf of Robert 
Morton. Robert's widow, Mary, was 
presented, introduced and honored. 

Ralph Colburn spoke in behalf of K.E. 
Richardson. 

Charles Ashman spoke in behalf of Tom 

Hammers, who was also his brother-in-law. 

Russell Betz spoke in behalf of Glen 

Welborn. 

Ralph Colburn spoke in behalf of Dick 

Messner. 
Charles Turner spoke in behalf of Wesley 

Haller. 

Arnold Kriegbaum then led in prayer, 
thanking God for the memory of these faithful 
men. We were then dismissed. 



THURSDAY, August 1, 1991 

The meeting convened at 11:35 with Steve 
Peters leading us in some songs. President 
Simmons welcomed all to this joint meeting 
of lay ministers and professionals, and 
introduced three of our chaplains who had 
served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 
Charles Card and James Elwell spoke 
briefly, and Phil Spence led in prayer. 

Ralph Colbum presented the "Pastor of the 
Year" award to Tom Inman, who had 
served two churches faithfully and well, for 
forty years, and all his ministry was in the 
district which produced him: currently the 
Mountain-Plains District. 

A motion prevailed to approve the minutes 
of Tuesday's meeting, and the corrections to 



the membership list, as printed in the 
"Epistle." 

Charles Ashman presented a brief report on 
Grace Village and its current financial 
problems, and potential long-term solutions. 
The new ministerium officers were 
introduced, and Ed Jackson prayed for them. 
Then he introduced the speaker of the day, 
Chaplain John Schumacher. John is cur- 
rently teaching in the War College, and starts 
a new class of 230 officers right after con- 
ference. John introduced Orville Lorenz, who 
was also in uniform— a highly-honored retired 
chaplain. John then spoke to us on | 
"Leadership." 

In a questionnaire that young officers J 
filled out concerning Colonels and Generals, 
and what they liked and disliked about them; 
among the likes were: they listen, they are 
honest, friendly, good mentors, consistent. 
Among the dislikes were: they blame others, 
are image conscious, unapproachable, don't 
support others. 

What kind of a leader are you? Secular 
leadership is often influenced by power, 
hunger and ego. This is far from the biblical 
picture (1 Tim. 3, Eph. 5:21) and nothing like 
the pattern of leadership demonstrated by the 
Lord Jesus, or by Paul. 

For the Christian leader, the needs of thosf 
you lead must be your greatest concern 
Tenderness, love, forgiveness, are ex. 
tremely important. Your followers are not ; 
possession, but a trust, a gift from God. W 
need to relate to others as our Lord relatei 
to us. The ethical climate is set at the top c 
the organization. 

May our desire be that when we meet on 
Savior face to face, we can say, "Lord, I hav 
done my best because I have done it for you. 
The meeting was concluded with an expre: 
sion of appreciation for the message, follov 
ed by a prayer of dismissal. 



FINANCIAL REPORT 

Balance, Fanners and 
Merchants Bank, 7/16/90 . . $ 3,707.' 

Receipts: 

National dues $31,295.' 

District dues 25 - 

Alamo Rebates 75 - 

31,395. 

TOTAL $35,103. 

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Jisbursements: 

B IF Deposits $11,000.00 

j Chase Manh 15,000.00 

Annual Space 405.95 

1 GBFM Refund 300.00 

Scholarship 500.00 

I Dist. dues refund 25.00 

Nat'l Ministerium 739.07 

I Telephone & postage 151.85 

| Epistle costs 1,123.62 

; Exec. Secy. Salary 2,100.00 

$31,345.49 

lalance, F & M Bank, 7/18/91 3.758.26 

ialance, G.B.I.F., 7/16/90 . . $53,953.60 

' Interest earned 3,958.03 

• Deposited from F & M 1 1,000.00 

No withdrawals. 

OTAL $68,961.63 



Balance, Chase Manhattan 

Bank, 7/16/90 25,495.92 

Interest earned 1,237.79 

Deposited from F & M 15,000.00 

TOTAL $41,733.71 

Disbursements: 
Death gratuities payments . . 23,500.00 
Pastor of Year 500 

TOTAL 24,000.00 

Balance, Chase Manahttan, 
7/18/91 17,733.71 

TOTAL AVAILABLE FUNDS, 
7/18/91 90,453.60 

Net gain over last year ($83,156.90) 

$7,296.70 

Respectfully and gratefully submitted, 
Ralph J. Colburn, Executive Secretary 



CE NATIONAL 
P.O. Box 365, Winona Lake, IN 46590 (Tel. 219-267-6622) 



Purpose Statement 

E National exists to be an equipper of the 



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BC by serving local churches in their 



owth and development of leadership 
suiting in ministry inside and outside the 
pdy of Christ. 

Executive Board 

es. — Bernie Simmons ("94) 

Grace Brethren Church 

6775 Worthington-Galena Rd. 

Worthington, OH 43085 

Pres. — Steve Peters ('93) 

Grace Brethren Church 

7260 S. State Rt. 48 

Union, OH 45322 
«y. — Bud Olszewski ('92) 

Grace Brethren Church 

44 S. First St. 

Rittman, OH 44270 
I Large — Richard Todd ('94) 

Community Grace Brethren Church 
. 1 1000 E. Washington Blvd. 
, Whittier, CA 90606 
^nny Brown ('92) 
; Brethren Jr.-Sr. High School 
'5172 Orange Ave. 
• Cypress, CA 90630 

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Ron Cohen ('93) 

491 Fieldcrest Drive 

Willow Street, PA 17854 
Greg Howell ('94) 

Community Grace Brethren Church 

1180 S. Roosevelt St. 

Goldendale, WA 98620 
Mitch Picard ('92) 

Myerstown Grace Brethren Church 

430 E. Lincoln Ave. 

P.O. Box 407 

Myerstown, PA 17067 
Mike Brubaker ('93) 

First Brethren Church 

Oxford and Knorr St. 

Philadelphia, PA 19111 
Bob Peercy ('94) 

5611 Rockledge Dr. 

Buena Park, CA 90621 

CE National Staff 

Exec. Dir. — Ed Lewis 
Dir. of Finance & Assoc. Dir. of BNYC — 

EJ Underwood 

Dir. of Girls' Ministries & Assoc. Dir. of 

Short Term Ministries — Chery Otermat 

Office Mgr. & Staff Accountant — 

Jesse Deboest 



Administrative Assistants — 
Melissa Butler. Jennifer Gregory 

Man Beth Ka>::: 

Resource Network Coordinator — 

Becky Hupp 



Receptionist — Linda Divine 

Materials Coordinator — Peggy Owens 

Graphic Artist — Kevin Sterner 

Volunteers — Walter and Pearl Olszewski 



GRACE BRETHREN MEN INTERNATIONAL 



Please direct all correspondence 
Grace Breirer. Mer. ;----;- 
.Yoke Fellow Ministries mi 

Grace Brethren Be> s 
66"5 Wonhinaton-Galena Road 
Wonhington. OH 43085 
Tel. 614-888-~"33 

Executive Director 

Edward Jackson 



Pastoral Advisor 

James L. Custer. Grace Brethren Church 
re" 5 Ts :rv-r.g::r.-r-i '.szj. n:^ 

■a :rr.-gt:-. OH -3085 

Board of Directors 
Members-at-Large 

Gres Stamm <'92 ). 5CT S. Juniper. Toppemsh. 

WA ->-- > Te. :: : Sr:-:'" 
Pete Caldw-eH PSJ, R. 1- Windsor. PA 

1-366. Tel. "1--246-1046 
Herb Hours 1 93 1. "996 Guilford Rd. . Seville. 

OH 442-3. Tel. 216-336-4814 
Marlm Rose <93.. 384 E. CR 300 H-, 

Warsaw. IN 46580. Tel. 219-26' 7 -7320 
Morgan Bureess (94). 163 N. Franklin St.. 

Delaware"! OH 43015. Tel. 614-369-2-55 
Rcer Hancock 94 - -012 Neil Cir. N . 

"Mansfield. OH 44905. TeL 419-589-5714 

District Representatives 
to the Board of Directors 

Allegheny— 

Robert Grew. R. 1. Meysrsdak. PA 15552. 

Tel. 814-634-8945 
Artie— 
Clair Flovd. 11251 Lipscomb St.. Anchorage, 

AK 99516. Tel. 907-346-3580 
East Central Florida— 
W. Ted Bland. 1876 Spruce Creek Blvd.. 

E.. Daytona Beach. FL 32124. Tel. 

904--56--850 
Florida Suncoast— 
John Herrick. 5W Portside Dr.. North Port. 

FL 3428-. Tel. 813-426-4549 



Indiana- 
Tom McKinley. Indian Heights Grao 
Brethren Church. 725 E. Center Rd. 
Kokome. IN 46902. Tel. 3 17-453-204} 
Iowa-Midlands — 

Jimmv Millhollin. 32" S.E. Porter. De 
Moines. L\ 50315. Tel. 515-285-1186 
Michigan — 
Cecil Stice. P.O. Box 355. Sawyer. M 

49125. Tel. 616-425-4003 
Mid-Atlantic— 

Jem Michaels. R. 4. 104 Meadows Dr 
Martinsburs. WV 25401. Te: 
304 -229-2477 or 304-267-2911. Ex 
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Mountain Plains — 

Michael Paulus. 1755 Camel Dr.. Colorac 
Springs. CO 80910. Tel. 719-574-079 
Northcentral Ohio — 
Bob Cam. 209 W. Yates. Findlay. OH 4584 

Tel. 419-422-8744 
Northeastern Ohio— 
Etaier Gable. 11849 Keener Rd.. OrrviD 

OH 4466-. Tel. 216-682-1922 
Northern Atlantic— 
Randv Mevers. 11 Hertzog Dr.. Leola. I 

17540. Td. 717-656--459 
Northwest— 

Lvle Tavlor. R. 3. Box 3184. Wapato. ^ 
' 98951. Tel. 509-848-2268 

Southern — 

Ron Batroff. 2820 Hidden Forest ( 
Marietta. GA 30006. Tel. 404^26-l<I 



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Southern California-Arizona— 

Clark Miller. 13138 Michelle < 
Whither. CA 90605. 

South Florida— 

James Bustraan. Grace Brethren Chin 
1800 NW. 9th Ave.. Fort Lauderdale.l^ 
33311. Tel. 305-763-6766 

Southern Ohio— 

Rav Sturgfll. H.C.R. 79. Box 219. Clayt e 
KY 41317. Tel. 606-666-7767 



Western Pennsylvania — 

Rodney Lingenfelter. 104 Nason Dr., 
Roaring Springs, PA 16673. 

Grace Brethren Boys 
Director 

Roger Hancock (Tel. 419-589-5714) 

Field Representative 

Harold Stayer (Tel. 219-967^313) 

District Representatives 
Allegheny — 

Oick Battis, 10 Waynesburg Rd., 

Washington, PA 15301. 
Indiana — 
-larold Stayer, 304 E. Main St., Flora, IN 

46929. 
Jowa-Midlands— 
jilbert Hawkins, Pleasant Grove Grace 

Brethren Church, R. 1, Box 33. North 

English, IA 52316. 



Michigan — 

Cecil Stice. P.O. Box 355, Sawyer, MI 
49125. 

Northern Atlantic- 
Pete Caldwell, R. 1. Windsor, PA 17366. 

Northwest — 

Lyle Taylor, R. 3, Box 3184, Wapato, WA 

9895 1 . 
Greg Stam, 507 S. Juniper St.. Toppenish. 

WA 98948 

Ohio- 
Roger Hancock, 1012 Neil Cir. N., 
Mansfield, OH 44905. 

Southern California-Arizona— 

Clark Miller, 13138 Michelle Cir., Whittier. 
CA 90605. 

Virginia — 

Fred Devan. 5922 Brethren Rd.. Roanoke. 
VA 24014. 



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GRACE VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY, INC. 

ROBIN HOOD LEISURE HOMES 



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P.O. Box 337 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 
Telephone: 219/372-6200 

C.E.O. 

Scott Puckett 

Retirement Center Administrator 

Carol Schuler 

Health Care Administrator 

Michael Andrew 



Board of Directors 

Chm. — Wendell Kent ('91) 

V. Chm. — Donald Ogden ('92) 

Secy. — Elaine Brenneman C92) 

Treas. — Donald Quine C92) 

Charles Ashman ('93) 

Robert Ashman ('91 ) 

Paul Dick ("92) 

Raymond Thompson ("93) 

Nancy Zellner ("91) 



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Executive Director 

>n E. Thompson, 3580 Robin Hood Circle. 
Roanoke, VA 24019 (Tel. 703/992-6595) 

Assistant to Director 

>ny DeRosa ('94), 7026 Glengarry, 
Whittier, CA 90606 

Send all gifts to: 

'.O. Box 333, Winona Lake, IN 46590 



Officers 

Pres. — Charles Davis C93) 
3807 N.E. 19th St. Circle. Ocala. FL 32670 

V. Pres. — Donald Kendall ('92) 
224 Jackson Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Secy. — Fred Sorrick ("93) 

4569 N. Hedgerow Dr.. 

Allentown, PA 18103 

Treas. — Warren Zellner ("93) 

103 E. 12th St.. Winona Lake. IN 46590 



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J Keith Altig ('92), 13755 E. Walnut, Lyle Sweeney ('94), 6437 Meadowlark Lane 

Whittier, CA 90602 East, Watauga, TX 76148 

Earl R Dohner ('94), 584 Westbrook Rd., George Traub ('93), 8325 Willow Ridge Rd., 

Brookville, OH 45309 Roanoke, VA 24019 

Phillip Guerena ('94), 9853 Cedar St. #7, Dan White ('92), 3645 Susquehanna Trail 

Bellflower, CA 90706 North, York, PA 17404 

Bill Kellerman ('92), 2978 Hidden Forest Ct., 

Marietta, GA 30066 



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2 — Chesapeake 

3 — East Central Florida 

4 — Florida Suncoast 

— Hawaii 

5 — Indiana 

6 — Iowa-Midlands 

7 — Michigan 

8 — Mid-Atlantic 

9 — Mountain-Plains 




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Northeastern Ohi 

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Northwest 

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District Conference Organization; 



ALLEGHENY 



Allegheny Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Camp Albryoca, 
Mayl5-16, 1992 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod— Al Valentine 

V. Mod.— Larry Gegner 

Past Mod.— Emory Young 

Secy.— Norma Jean McCracken, R. 1, Box 196, 

Wind Ridge, PA 15380 
Asst. Secy.— Ruth Johnson 
Treas— Robert Riffle, R. 2, Box 106, Washington, 

PA 15301 
Stat.— Larry Weigle, R. 3, Box 35-A, Stoystown, 

PA 15563 
Members-at-Large— Paul Mohler 

Richard Placeway 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Richard Battis, David Lund, Joyce Weigle 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

True Hunt, Dan Opel, Shirley Burnworth 

AUDITORS 

Dale Moon, Peggy McCoy, Wilson Romesburg 

CREDENTIALS 

David Lund, Randy Haulk, Debby Grove 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

Larry Weigle, Ronzil Jarvis, John Lancaster 

MINISTERIUM 

Raymond McCoy, Larry Weigle, Emory Young, 
David Lund 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Shimer Darr 
V. Chm.— John Lancaster 
Secy.— Richard Placeway 
Asst. Sec. /Treas.— True Hunt 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Larry Weigle 

V. Chm.— Ronzil Jarvis 

Secy. /Treas. —Joe Nass 

Asst. Secy. /Treas. —Shimer Darr 



GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Robert Grew 

V. Pres.— Robert Riffle 

Secy.— Ted Evans, R.D. 1, Meyersdale, PA 15552 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Kathy Opel 

1st V.Pres.— Elda Phillippi 

2nd V.Pres.— Ruth Johnson 

Secy.— Mary Kay Nicholson, 419 Beachley St., 

Meyersdale, PA 15552 
Treas.— Anna Bertha Yoder, R. 1, Meyersdale, 

PA 15552 
Prayer Chm.— Becky Jarvis 
SMM Leader— Carol Evans 
Dist. Editor— Joyce Weigle 

SMM 

Secy— Rachel Yoder, R. 1, Meyersdale, PA 15552 
Treas.— Mary Ann Evans, R. 1, Box 33, 

Meyersdale, PA 15552 
Leader— Carol Evans 
Amigas— Jessica Ryan 
Little Sisters' Rep.— Nicky Barkus 

CAMP CORPORATION 

Pres.— Larry Weigle 

V.Pres.— Perry Yoder 

Secy.— Harold Lowry 

Asst. Secy— Robert Grew 

Treas.— Al Valentine 

Asst. Treas.— Paul Yoder 

Name of Camp— Albryoca 

Location: Between Salisbury and Pocahontis, R. 3, 

Box 92, Meyersdale, PA 15552. Phone: 

814/634-0023 

CAMP AND YOUTH 

Chm.— Randy Haulk 

V. Chm.— Richard Battis 

Secy.— Joe Nass, 45 W. St. Charles St., Grafton, 

WV 26345 
Business Mgr.— Ronzil Jarvis 
Asst. Business Mgr.— Larry Weigle 
Member-at-Large— Raymond McCoy 
Camp Coordinator— John Lancaster 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Accident, MD— First Grace Brethren 
Aleppo, PA— Aleppo Brethren 
Boswell, PA— Laurel Mountain Grace Brethren 
Coolville, OH— Coolville Grace Brethren 
Cross Lanes, WV— Cross Lanes Grace Brethren 



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Cumberland, MD— Cumberland Grace Brethren 
Grafton, WV— Grafton First Grace Brethren 
Jenners, PA— Jenners Grace Brethren 
Listie, PA— Listie Grace Brethren 
Meyersdale, PA— Meyersdale Grace Brethren 
Meyersdale, PA— Summit Mills Grace Brethren 
Parkersburg, WV— Parkersburg Grace Brethren 



Stoystown, PA— Reading Grace Brethren 
Uniontown, PA— Uniontown Grace Brethren 
Washington, PA— Washington Grace Brethren 
Westernport, MD— Mill Run Grace Brethren 
Windber, PA— Shade Grace Brethren 
Vienna, WV— Community Grace Brethren 



ARCTIC 



Arctic Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: To be announced 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— John Gillis 

V. Mod.- 

Secy.— Brian Chronister, P.O. Box 111505, 

Anchorage, AK 99511 (Tel. 907/344-7780) 
Stat.— John Snyder, 512 Ash Ave, Kenai, 

AK 99611 



Chm. 



MINISTERIUM 

-John Gillis 



MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Larry Smithwick 
V. Chm. -John Gillis 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Larry Smithwick 
V. Chm. John Gillis 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Anchorage, AK— Anchorage Grace Brethren 
Anchorage, AK— Grace Community 
Anchorage, AK— Greatland Grace Brethren Church 
Eagle River, AK— Eagle River Grace Brethren 
Homer, AK— Kachemak Bay Grace Brethren 
Kenai, AK— Kenai Grace Brethren 
North Pole, AK— North Pole Grace Brethren 
Soldotna, AK— Peninsula Grace Brethren 



CHESAPEAKE 



Chesapeake Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Chm.— Russ Ogden 
Secy.— Jeff Thornley 
Treas.— Mike Johnson 
Youth Director— Dave Knight 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Alexandria, VA— Grace Brethren 
Calvert, MD— Calvert County Grace Brethren 
Frederick, MD— Frederick Grace Brethren 
Lanham, MD— Lanham Grace Brethren 
Temple Hills, MD— Temple Hills Grace 

Brethren 
Waldorf, MD— Waldorf Grace Brethren 
Richmond, VA— Fellowship Grace Brethren 
Richmond, VA— Richmond Grace Brethren 
Virginia Beach, VA— Grace Chapel 



EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA 



East Central Florida District of 
Grace Brethren Churches 



Next conference: 
May 2, 1992 



Orlando, Florida, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Ron Guiles 
V. Mod.— Mike Ocealis 

Secy.— Mrs. Sally Boger, 971 Foxfire Tr., Oviedo, 
FL 32765. (Tel. 407/365-9059) 



Treas.— Mrs. Gerda Rench, 20 Carriage Hill 

Circle, Casselberry, FL 32707 
Stat.— Mrs. Janet Howell 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Charles Davis, David Herzig, Dick Maxson 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

William Smith, Ted Boger (Maitland), Glenn 
Ernsberger (Melbourne) 



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CREDENTIALS 



Earl Futch 



MODERATOR'S ADDRESS COMMITTEE 

Mike Ocealis (Chm.). Ted Bland (Ormond Beach), 
Mike Champion (Orlando) 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— Earl Futch 

V. Chm.— Mike Ocealis 

Secy.— Charles Davis 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Charles Davis 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— William Smith 
V. Chm.— Ronald Guiles 
Secy. -Treas.— Ronald Guiles 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Ted Bland 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Nancy Heldt 

1st V. Pres.— Irene Guiles 

2nd V. Pres.— Chris Millet 

Secy.— Shirley Moore 

Treas. — Chris Everett 

Prayer Chm.— Mary Alice Waltz 

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES COMMITTEE 

Chuck Davis 
Sub-committees : 

Children— Jim Heldt, Chris Millet 

Youth — Mike Ocealis, Mark Berkland, Bet 

Berkland, Carol Poorman 

Sr. Citizens— Waldo Rodriguez, Helen 

Rodriguez 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Deltona, FL— Calvary Grace Brethren 
Maitland, FL — Grace Brethren Church of Maitlaid 
Melbourne, FL— Community Grace Brethren 

Suntree 
Ocala, FL— Ocala Grace Brethren 
Orlando, FL— Grace Brethren Church of Orlam: 
Ormond Beach, FL— Grace Brethren Church 

Ormond Beach 



FLORIDA SUNCOAST 



Florida Suncoast District of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Bradenton Grace 
February 29, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Kurt Miller 

V. Mod— Bill Stevens 

Secy— Mrs. Mary Reed, 11033 Basquin Ct., 

Port Richey, FL 34668. (Tel. 813/862-3892) 
Treas.— John JJko, 6541 72nd Ave. N. #1, 

Pinellas Park, FL 34665 
Stat.— Mrs. Evelyn Shane, 6639 Hammock 

Rd., Port Richey, FL 34668 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Jay Cline, Mrs. Ann Davis 

CREDENTIALS 

Mrs. Betty Hall, Mrs. Lois Schrock, Mrs. 
Peggy Richards 

MODERATOR'S ADDRESS 

Lester Pifer (Chm.), Frank Spicer, Bill Stevens 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm— Kurt Miller 
V. Chm.— Jim Taylor 



Secy. -Treas. —Lester Pifer 
Asst. Secy. -Treas. —Jim Poyner 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Kurt Miller 

Additional members: Ed DeZago, Ralph H , 
Lester Pifer, Jim Poyner, Lynn Schro, 
Bill Stevens, Jim Taylor, Randy Weekley 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Randy Weekley 
V. Chm.— John JJko 
Secy.— Bill Stevens 
Treas.— Jim Poyner 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Mrs. Ann Davis 

1st V. Pres.— Mrs. Lois McDevitt 

2nd V. Pres.— Mrs. Carolyn Spangler 

Secy.— Mrs. Linda Carroll, 2014 Diane A 

Palm Harbor, FL 34683 
Treas. -Mrs. Phyllis Wyre, 7414 

Arthur Dr., Port Richey, FL 34668 
Prayer Chm.— Mrs. Lois Schrock 
District Editor— Mrs. Betty Hall 
Asst. Editor— Mrs. Sally Dko 



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Nonprofit Org 



ecy.— Sue Crist 
teas .— John Dko 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

radenton, FL— Bradenton Grace Brethren 
rooksvilk, FL— Brooksville Grace Brethren 



Lakeland, FL— Lakeland Grace Brethren 
North Port, FL— North Port Grace Brethren 
Palm Harbor. FL— Palm Harbor Grace Brethren 
Pinellas, Park, FL— St Petersburg Grace Brethren 
Port Ricney. FL— Gulfview Grace Brethren 



HAWAII 



Hawaii District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Place — to be deter 
mined; Date— June 13-14, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

[od. — Nathan 7akf» h i 

Mod— Dave Mitchell 
xy.— Letitia Coffinan, 91-779 Ft- Weaver Rd., 

Ewa Beach. HI 96706. (Tel. 808-689-5035) 
■Jreas — Stephen Procter. 92-374 Akaula St. Ewa 

Beach. HI 96707 
at— Letitia Coffman, 91-779 Ft. Weaver Rd.. 

Ewa Beach, HI 96706 
iembers-at-Large— Kip Cofiman. John Alejado. 

Gabriel Marquez. Foster Tresise. Roy 

Inouye. Glenn Yamanouchi 

MINISTERIUM 
n. — Nathan 7alrahi 



MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 
Chm.— David .Mitchell 
V. Chm. — N aflm Zakahi 
Secy— Kip Coffman 
Additional Member— Fosjer Tresise 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres — David Mitchell 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

President— Mrs Berry Lou Mitchell 
Praver Chm— Mrs. Letitia Coffinan 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 
Aiea. HI — Waimalu Grace Brethren 
Ewa Beach. HI— Rainbow Grace Brethren Church 

of Ewa Beach 
Makakflo. HI— Makakik) Grace Brethren 
Mililam. HI— Waipio Grace Brethren 



INDIANA 



Indiana District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Eagle Creek Grace 
Brethren Church, Indianapolis; 
May 1-2, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Iod.-Ken Miller 

Mod.— Al Edgington 
xy— Roger Krynock. 1701 E. Ireland Rd. 

South Bend. 46614. Oel. 219'291-3550> 
sst Secy.— Bob Griffith 

-Gerald KeUey. 318 Maple Ct_. Kokomo. 

IN 46902 

.—Ralph Bums P.O. Box 284. Winona Lake. 

IN 46590 
iembers-at-Large— Bob Ashman. Carl Miller 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

ob Arenobine. Ken Bickel. Jeff Hoffard 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

To be selected 



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Al Disbro 



CREDENTIALS 



AUDITOR 



RULES AND ORGANIZATION 
To be selected 

MINISTERIUM 
Chm.— Davy Troxel 
V. Chm.— Roger Krynock 
Secy .Treas.— Gerald KeOey 
Asst. Secy. Treas.— Dave Jodry 
District Shepherd — Charles Ashman 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 
Chm. — Charies Ashman 
V. Chm. — Al r:A jl™ , ff" m 

Secy .—Tony Webb 



Additional Members— All ordained men of the 
District Ministerium 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Keith Shearer 
V. Chm.— Ron Smals 
Secy.— Floyd Welling 
Treas.— George Lord 

Additional Members— Dick Cron, Carl Miller, 
Dave Quick 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Tom McKinley 

V.Pres.— Steve Jackson 

Secy. -Treas.— George Lord, 601 Marston Ct., Fort 

Wayne, IN 46825 
Pastoral Adviser— Ron Bowland 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Isobel Fraser 

1st V. Pres— Martha Tusing 

2nd V. Pres— Ruth Kent 

Secy.— Beverly Kent, 305 Sixth St., Winona Lake, 

IN 46590 
Treas.— Donna Welborn, 619 Austin Dr. , Warsaw, 

IN 46580 
Prayer Chm.— Mary Stayer 
SMM Patroness— Viki Rife 
Asst. Patroness— Karen Loher 
Editor— Linda Cline 



YOUTH 

Pres.— Dan O'Deens 

Secy./Treas.— Bob Arenobine, 7619 Regina Dr 
Fort Wayne, IN 46815 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Berne, IN— Bethel Brethren 

Columbia City, IN— Grace Brethren 

Elkhart, IN— Grace Brethren 

Fishers, IN— Northeast Grace Brethren 

Flora, IN— Grace Brethren 

Ft. Wayne, IN— First Brethren 

Ft. Wayne, IN— Grace Brethren 

Goshen, IN— Grace Brethren 

Hartford City, IN— Grace Brethren 

Indianapolis, IN— Eagle Creek Grace Brethren 

Kokomo, IN— Indian Heights Grace Brethren 

Kokomo, IN— North Kokomo Grace Brethren 

Leesburg, IN— Leesburg Grace Brethren 

Mishawaka— Mishawaka Grace Brethren 

New Albany, IN— New Albany Grace Brethren 

Osceola, IN— Grace Brethren 

Peru, IN— Peru Brethren 

Sidney, IN— Sidney Grace Brethren 

South Bend, IN— Ireland Road Grace Brethren 

Warsaw, IN— Community Grace Brethren 

Winona Lake, IN— Winona Lake Grace Brethren 



IOWA— MIDLANDS 



Iowa-Midlands Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Grace Brethren 
Church of Waterloo, IA; June 12-13, 
1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Rob Barlow 

V. Mod.— Gary Kochheiser 

Secy.— Vivian Weimer, 3134 Violet Drive, 

Waterloo, IA 50701. (Tel. 319/296-3493) 
Treas.— Bob Foote, 2314 Emerald Drive, 

Davenport, IA 52804 
Stat.— Wayne Welborn 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm. — John Mayes 
V. Chm.— Ron Weimer 
Secy./Treas— Rob Barlow 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

All ordained men of the district 



DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— John Burke 
V. Chm.— Bob Foote 
Secy./Treas.— Jack Lesh 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Glendolyn McClure 

1st V. Pres.— Cathy Burns 

Secy.— Kay Betz, 604 N. Main St., Leon, IA 50144 

Treas.— Zelda Rittgers, Box 208, Dallas Center, 

IA 50063 
Prayer Chm.— Margaret Andrews 
SMM Patroness— Rose Emest 
District Editor— Nancy McClain 

YOUTH 

Director— Rob Barlow 

Secy./Treas.— Steve Burns, R. 1, Box 242A, 
Dallas Center, IA 50063 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Austin, TX— Calvary Bible Fellowship 
Cedar Rapids, IA— Grace Brethren 
Dallas Center, IA— Grace Brethren 
Davenport, IA— Grace Brethren 



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Des Moines, IA— First Grace Brethren 
Fort Worth, TX— Grace Fellowship 
Garwin, IA— Carlton Brethren 
Leon, IA— Leon Brethren 
Longview, TX— Grace Brethren 



McAllen, TX— Grace Brethren 

Morrill, KS— Morrill Brethren 

North English, IA— Pleasant Grove Grace Brethren 

Udell, IA-Udell Brethren 

Waterloo, IA— Grace Brethren 



MICHIGAN 



Michigan District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Lake Odessa Grace 
Brethren Church, Lake Odessa, Ml; 
April 10-11, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Russell Sarver 

V. Mod.— Michael Funderburg 

Secy.— Mrs. Linda Erb, 3749 Brown Rd., Lake 

Odessa, MI 48849. (Tel. 616/374-7423) 
Treas.— Leo Peters, 14070 E. Fulton, Lowell, MI 

49331 
Stat. -John Wedding, 2916 Colchester, Lansing 

MI 48906 
Members-at-Large— Gary Hable, Arnold Erb 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Gary Austin, Darrel Hawbaker, John Wedding 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Michael Funderburg, Robert Mensinger, Arnold 
Erb 

CREDENTIALS 

Michael Funderburg 

AUDITORS 

John Wedding, Leo Peters 

RESOLUTIONS 

Arnold Erb, Barbara Fagan 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm — Russell Sarver 

V. Chm— Michael Funderburg 

Secy. /Treas. —Michael Rockafellow 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Michael Ostrander 
V. Chm.— Gary Hable 
Secy— Arthur McCrum 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm— Arthur McCrum 
V. Chm— Gary Austin 
Secy.— Michael Funderburg 
rreas.— Arnold Erb 



GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Cecil Stice 

V. Pres.— John Wedding 

Secy.— Robert Mensinger, R. 2, Box 192, Three 

Oaks, MI 49128 
Treas— Leo Peters, 14070 E. Fulton, Lowell, MI 

49331 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Alice McCrum 

1st V. Pres.-Violet Shipley 

2nd V. Pres.— Bonnie Rockafellow 

Secy.— Delores Wedding, 2916 Colchester, 

Lansing, MI 48906 
Asst. Secy.— Alberta Sarver 
Treas. -[Catherine Geiger, 9327 Keim Rd., 

Clarksville, MI 48815 
Prayer Chm.— Jean Austin 
Asst. Prayer Chm.— Judy Ostrander 
District Editor— Roselynne Peters 

GENERAL CAMP DIRECTOR 

Director— Arthur McCrum 
Secy. /Treas.— Gary Austin 
Jr. Camp Director— Gary Hable 
Sr. Camp Director— Art McCrum 

YOUTH 

Chairman— Michael Rockafellow 
Secy./Treas.-Gary Austin, 9390 Thompson Rd. , 
Lake Odessa, MI 48849 



CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMITTEE 

Michael Funderburg, Gary Austin, Leo Peters 
John Wedding 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Alto, MI— Calvary Grace Brethren 
Escanaba, MI— Bay De Noc Grace Brethren 
Hastings, MI— Hastings Grace Brethren 
Lake Odessa, MI— Lake Odessa Grace Brethren 
Lansing, MI— Lansing Grace Brethren 
New Troy, MI— New Troy Grace Brethren 
Ozark, MI— Ozark Grace Brethren 



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MID-ATLANTIC 



Mid-Atlantic Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Grace Brethren 
Church, Waynesboro, PA; April 25, 
1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Dan Pritchett 

V Mod.— Carl Baker 

Secy.-Christine Blackwell, 14701 Mt. Calvert 

Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. (Tel. 

301/627-4091) 
Treas.— Ken Heefner, Mt. Vemon Terr., Apt. #8, 

Waynesboro, PA 17268 
Stat.— John Fitz, 16 S. Grant St., Waynesboro, PA 

17268 

COUNSEL AND RECOMMENDATION AND 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Bob Wagner, George Myers, Roger Myers, Ron 
Shank, Al Stroop 



CREDENTIALS 



Dave Manges 



DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Carl Baker 
Secy— Dan Pritchett 
Treas.— Dave Manges 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Alice Hartman 

1st V. Pres.— Verlyn Mahaffey 

2nd V. Pres.— Eloise Smith 

Secy-Connie House, 4 W. Wilson Bl. 

Hagerstown, MD 21740 
Asst. Secy— Linda Michaels 
Treas.— Pat Stroop, Rt. 4 Box 136, Martinsbj, 

WV 25401 
Prayer Chm.— Lou Ann Myers 
SMM Co-Leaders— Shelby Oliver and Cindy G) 
District Editor— Barbara Poe 

SMM 

Shelby Oliver and Cindy Goetz 

CAMP 

Director— Carl Baker 
Name of Camp— Camp Albryoca 
Name of Campground— Camp Albryoca 
Location of Campground— Meyersdale, PA 



AUDITORS 

Fred Decker, Paul Hartman, Dave Muritz 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

Norman Mayer, Kim Robertson, Bob Bitner, Russ 
Ogden 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— Roger Myers 

V. Chm.— Dave Manges 

Secy. /Treas. —Dan Pritchett 

Asst. Secy. /Treas. —Kim Robertson 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Roger Myers 
V. Chm.— Dave Manges 
Secy— Dan Pritchett 
Treas.— Kim Robertson 



YOUTH 

Chm.— Ron Shank 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Chambersburg, PA— Chambersburg Grace Bn rd 
Greencastle, PA— Conoco League Grace Bre tj 
Hagerstown, MD— Calvary Grace Brethren 
Hagerstown, MD— Grace Brethren 
Hagerstown, MD— Maranatha Grace BrethtJ 
Hagerstown, MD— Valley Grace Brethren , 
Lanham, MD— Lanham Grace Brethren 
Martinsburg, WV— Rosemont Grace Brethi 
Temple Hills, MD— Grace Brethren Chur 
Greater Washington 
Alexandria, VA— Grace Brethren 
Calvert, MD— Grace Brethren 
Frederick. MD— Grace Brethren Chui 
Waldorf, MD— Grace Brethren 
Waynesboro, PA— Grace Brethren 
Winchester, VA— Blue Ridge Grace Breth i 
Winchester, VA— Grace Brethren 



MOUNTAIN— PLAINS 



Mountain-Plains District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Arvada, CO; June 
12-14, 1992 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Chris Ball 

V. Mod.— Mike Page 

Secy.-Paul Stigall, 6436 Lee St., Arvacjfl 

80004. (Tel. 303/431-9652) 
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■eas.— Mack McDonald, 2375 Jet Wing Dr., 

Colorado Springs, CO 80916 
«.— Aldo Hoyt, 725 S. Eliot, Denver, CO 

80215 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

ick McDonald, Paul Pletcher, Paul Stigall 

CREDENTIALS 

ick McDonald 

MINISTERIUM 

m. — John Snow 

:y. /Treas.— Aldo Hoyt 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

m.— Thomas Inman 
i y.— Aldo Hoyt 

iitional Members— All ordained pastors in the 
district 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

n. — Thomas Inman 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres. — Geneva Inman 

1st V. Pres.— Marsha Ball 

2nd V. Pres.— RaneUe Stigall 

Secy.— Lucy Snow, P.O. Box 6, Portis, KS 67474 

Treas.— Naomi Huffman, 4825 Astrozon, #99, 

Colorado Springs, CO 80916 
Prayer Chm.— Vera Schleicher 
SMM Patroness— Penny Koby 
District Editor— Alice Hoyt 

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YOUTH 

Clark and Sharon Wolters, Kim and Jerry Hooper 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Arvada, CO— Arvada Grace Fellowship 
Beaver City, NE— Grace Brethren 
Colorado Springs, CO— Grace Brethren 
Denver, CO— Denver Grace Brethren 
Portis, KS— Grace Brethren 
Wichita, KS— Grace Brethren 



NOR-CAL 



Nor-Cal Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 



text conference: Place— Undeter- 
mined; Spring 1992 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

[.—Robert MacMillan 
1 s.— Loren Zook 
-Glen W. Shirk, 734 W. Main, Ripon, CA 
>5366 

MINISTERIUM 

—Glen Shirk 
/Treas.— Joel Richards 



MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Paul Hoffman 

YOUTH 

Pres.— Phil Sparling 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Auburn, CA— Auburn Grace Brethren 

Chico, CA— Chico Grace Brethren 

Fair Oaks, CA— Ambassadors Grace Brethren 

(formerly Orangevale) 
Modesto, CA— LaLoma Grace Brethren 
Ripon, CA— Ripon Grace Brethren 
Sacramento, CA— River City Grace Community 
San Jose, CA— South Bay Community 
Tracy, CA— Tracy Grace Brethren 



NORTHCENTRAL OHIO 



Northcentral Ohio Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

lext conference: Eastside Grace 
Brethren Church, Columbus, OH; 
March 28, 1992 



Secy.— Russ Simpson, 1055 Winchester Rd., 
Galion, OH 44833. (Tel. 419/468-6848) 

Treas.— Dean Risser, 375 Hills-Miller Rd., 
Delaware, OH 43015 

Stat.— Sarah Fudge, c/o 6675 Worthington-Galena 
Rd., Worthington, OH 43085 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

■Ken Brown 
4od.— Robert Russell 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Dave Kennedy, Doug Forsythe, Will Marling 



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CREDENTIALS 
Todd Scales. D«n ADam, Jeff Canon 

AUDITORS 
Bfll Burby. Tim Kanzeg. Dan Young 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 
R:cia.-c DeArrKy . Gene * nzkj . Jack Serczinger 

RESOLUTIONS 
Ed Jackson. Howard Stouffer. Craig Snyder 

MINISTERIUM 
~ — — .";.-.- 3"^ 
V. Chm.— Don Buckinghain 

Sec* ■- Treas.— Dave Kennedy 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 
Chm-— J. Hudson Thayer 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

V. Cbm.— Ken Brown 

5r. —?._•> >.">:" 
Tress-— Mike Undennan 
;:-:-i.-i::-— -- = K.e~e~ 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 
Pies.— Robert Cahm 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 
Pres.— Rnm Berry 
1st V. Pres.— Ella Lee Risser 
Sec% -.— June ImmeL 510 N. Main St.. London. OH 

Treas.— Ellen King 



SMM 



Pres.— Vickie Page 



YOUTH 
Cko.- Dave Bogue 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 
Ashland. OH— Grace Brethren 
Ashland. OH— Sourhview Grace Brethren 
BeUvuTe. OH— Ankenytown Grace Brethren 
Bowling Green. OH— Grace Brethren 
Cohrmbus (WestervuleL OH— Grace Bred- 

Church of Cohrmbus 
Columbus. OH— East Side Grace Brethren 
Columbus. OH— Hilltop Grace Brethren 
Columbus. OH— Southwest Grace Brethren | 
Columbus. OH— Trinity Grace Brethren 
Danville. OH— Grace Brethren 
Delaware. OH— Grace Brethren 
Dublin. OH— Northwest Chapel Grace Brethj 
Findlay. OH— Findlay Grace Brethren 
Fremont. OH— Grace Brethren Chapel 
Fremont. OH— Grace Brethren 
Gabon. OH— Grace Brethren 
Lancaster. OH— Lancaster Grace Brethren 
Lexington. OH— Grace Brethren 
Lina. OH— Grace Brethren Church of Lima 
London. OH— London Grace Brethren 
Mansfield. OH— Cornerstone Grace Brethra 
Mansfield. OH— Grace Brethren 
Mansfield. OH— Woodville Grace Brethren 
Marion. OH— Grace Brethren 
Mifflin. OH— Mifflin Grace Brethren 
Ml Vernon. OH— Grace Brethren Church in 

Vernon 
New Albany. OH— Rocky Mountain Ridge C 

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Norrhwood. OH— Trinity Grace Brethren 
Ontario. OH— Marantha Grace Brethren 
Pataskala. OH— Grace Brethren Churd 

I irt-mp County 
Sidnev. OH— Grace Brethren Church of Sic] 
7:.e-c: Zr.—y.i.-zi '•':_.;;■ Z-i:i =:i — 
Toledo. OH— Toledo Grace Brethren 



NORTHEASTERN OHIO 



Northeastern Ohio District Fellowship of Stat.— Dwight Stair. 510 Oak I 
Grace Brethren Churches Wadswonh. OH 44281 



Next conference: Macedonia. OH: 
April 4. 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
Mod.— Ron Boeta 
V Mod.— Galen Wiley 
Secv. -Treas. —Donna Stair. 510 Oak Street. 

Wadsworth. OH 44281. (Tel. 

216-336-6544) 
Asst. Secy .-Treas.— Gloria Armstrong 



NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Robert Combs. Douglas Jensen 

CREDENTIALS 
Galen Wiley (Chm. ). Charles Thomto J 
Cosenrino. Robert Combs 

AUDITORS 
Douglas Courter (Chm.). Joe Cose I 
William Snoddv 



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niel Najimian (Chm.). Robert Moeller 

SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE 

)oug Jensen (Chm.), Chuck Thornton. 
Sandy Hartzler. Donna Smelser 

MINISTERIUM 
hm.— Joe Cosentino 
. Chm. — Galen Wiley 
ecy. — Doug Courier 
reas— Doug Jensen 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

xec. Secy — Galen Wiley 

sst. Exec. Secy.— Bud Olszewski 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 
hm.— Bob Fetterhoff 
. Chm.— Terry Taylor 
ecy. -Treas.— Mike Prentovich, 303 N. 
Seneca St.. Rittman, OH 44270 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

res.— Joan Gable 

Sit V. Pres.— Harlene Steiner 

lid V. Pres.— Donna Stair 

fccy— Doris Beichler, 10662 Irvine Rd.. 

Creston. OH 44217 
Veas— Ruth Dunlap. 1626 23rd. St. N.W., 

Canton. OH 44709 
■ayer Chm.— Billie Jo Najimian 
kst. SMM Leader— Carole Knop 
istrict Editor— Gloria Armstrong 



SMM 

»der— Mary Beth Jensen 
jst. Leader— Carole Knop 



CAMP 
Director— Bob Combs 
Name of Camp — Camp Buckeye 
Name of Campground— Camp McPhearson 
Location — Loudonville. OH 
Phone Number— 614/599-7110 

YOUTH 
Dennis Erb (Chm.). Doug Jensen 
Secy. -Treas— Doug Courter, 625 Weber 

N.E., North Canton. OH 44720 
Other Members— Thomas Sir Louis. Mary 
Beth Jensen. Carole Knop 

REPRESENTATIVE TO NATIONAL 
GRACE BRETHREN BOYS 
Elmer Gable 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 
Akron. OH— Ellet Grace Brethren 
Canton. OH— Grace Brethren 
Cuyahoga Falls. OH— Grace Brethren 
Elyria. OH— Spring Valley Community Grace 

Brethren 
Homerville. OH— Grace Brethren 
Macedonia. OH— Western Reserve Grace 

Brethren 
Medina. OH— Grace Brethren 
Middlebranch. OH— Grace Brethren 
Millersburg. OH— Grace Brethren Church of 

Millersburg 
Minerva, OH— Grace Brethren 
Norton. OH— Grace Brethren 
Orrville. OH— Grace Brethren 
Rittman. OH— Grace Brethren 
Sterling. OH— Grace Brethren 
Willoughby. OH— Lake County Grace 

Brethren 
Wooster. OH— Grace Brethren 



NORTHERN ATLANTIC 



Northern Atlantic District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Messiah College. 
Grantham, PA; May 29-31, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

bd.— Michael Brubaker 

Mod— Robert Kern 
:cy.-Treas.— Gerald Allebach, R. 3. Box 370. 

Palmyra. PA 17078 
*st. Secy. -Treas. —Dennis Huraoak 



Business Mgr — Mark Saunders. 234 W. Main St. . 

Ephrata. PA 17522 
Asst. Business Mgr— Paul Miller 
Stat.— Dale Jenks. 455'-: Maple Ave.. Saratoga 

Springs. NT 12866 



COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Timothy George. Steve Makotka. Randall Meyers 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Daniel Eshleman (Chm. I. Vernon Harris. Bob Lutz 



CREDENTIALS 

Robert Kern, Mike Wallace 

AUDITORS 

Les Nutter (Chm.), Eric Barter 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

Steve Blake, Ken Cosgrove 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— Tony Avey 

V. Chm.— Les Nutter 

Secy. -Paul Mutchler, 1015 Pine Hill Rd., Lititz, 

PA 17543 
Treas.— Dan White 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Ken Cosgrove 
V. Chm.— Mark Saunders 

DISTRICT INSURANCE 

Jim Bowers, Mike Lutz, Luke Martin, Les Nutter 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Dan Eshleman 
V. Chm.— Vernon Harris 
Secy.— Ken Cosgrove 
Treas.— Warren Tamkin 



GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Richard Snavely 

1st V. Pres.— Sam Leisey 

2nd V. Pres.— Leon Martin 

Secy— Arthur Richard, 229 Summitville Rd. 

Holland, PA 17557 
Treas.— Ray Derstine 
Pastoral Advisor— Daniel Eshleman 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Sue Myers 

1st V. Pres.— Mary Ellen Leckrone 

2nd V. Pres.— Susan Haldeman 

Secy. -Lois Kaylor, 532 N. Eighth St., Lebanon, 

PA 17042 
Treas. -Arlene Ober, 4755 Bossier Rd., 

Elizabethtown, PA 17022 
Prayer Chm.— Ginny Knepper 
SMM District Coordinator— Margy Allebach 
District Editor— Lisa Yordy 

SMM 

District Coordinator— Margy Allebach, R. 3, Box 
370, Palmyra, PA 17078 

CAMP 

Director— Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lutz 

Name of Camp— Camp Conquest 

Name of Campground— Grace Brethren Retreat 

Center 
Location of Campground-R. 2, Forrest Road, 

Denver, PA 17517 



Phone Number— 215/267-2006 

GRACE BRETHREN 
RETREAT CENTER BOARD 

Chm.— Carroll Bingaman 

V. Chm.— Lloyd Haldeman 

Exec. Secy.— Harvey Stoneback 

Treas.— Jerry Goodpastor 

Secy.— Robert Riddle, 210 S. Oak St., Richlar 

PA 17087 
Grounds Supt.— Robert Lutz 
Other Members— Dave Humberd, Lon Myers | 

YOUTH 

Pres.— Les Nutter 

V. Pres.— Tim Placeway 

Secy— Mike Wallace, 20 Laurel St., Pine Gro 
PA 17963 

Treas.— Abner Zimmerman 

Other Members— Eric Allebach, Jack Brown, M> 
Brubaker, David Cardy, Debbie Cardy, r| 
Clark, Mike Doutrich, Steve Doutrich, Da J 
First, Cindy First, John Graton, Beth Hyl 
Dave Johnson, Annette Knepper, Dale Knep I 
(Sr.), Dave Knepper, Brian Korn, Tarn Ko I 
Darrel Martin, Les Nutter, Tim Placeway, 9 
Rank, Bob Salsgiver, Mark Saunders, J(l 
Smith, Mike Wallace, William Willard, Ab] 
Zimmerman, Joanne Zimmerman 

GRACE BRETHREN BOYS 

Chm.— Gary Tucker 
V. Chm— Dan Eaby 
Secy— Lee Knepper, 800 Kendale, Rd., Red Li 

PA 17356 
Treas.— Carl Kaylor 
Pastoral Advisor— Daniel White 

HISTORICAL COMMITTEE 

Don Hinks (Chm.), Jeremiah Kauffman, Jais 
Knepper, Warren Tamkin, Roger Wambi , 
Jerry Young 



CHURCH GROWTH AND 
DEVELOPMENT BOARD 

Chm.— Timothy George 

V. Chm.— Steve Blake 

Secy.— John Smith 

Treas— Harold E. Hollinger, 748 Amosite ]'„ 

Elizabethtown, PA 17022 
Other Members— Steve Blake, Dan Eshleri, 

Robert Lutz, Mitch Picard, Doug Tressl 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Bethlehem, PA— Lehigh Valley Grace Brethi 
Blain, PA— Sherman's Valley Grace Brethr' 
Brunswick, ME— Down East Grace Brethrei 
Dillsburg, PA— Hope Grace Brethren 
Elizabethtown, PA— Elizabethtown Grace Bretfl 
Ephrata, PA— Ephrata Area Grace Brethren r 
Harrisburg, PA— Melrose Gardens Grace Brel a 



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I rtford, CT— Greater Hartford Grace Brethren 
jjtboro, PA— Suburban Grace Brethren 
Ipe, NJ— Hope Grace Brethren 
feburg, VT— Irasburg Grace Brethren 
I rid Pond, VT— Island Pond Grace Brethren 
; icaster, PA— Greater Lancaster Grace Brethren 
.icaster, PA— Southern Lancaster Grace Brethren 
ttz, PA— Lititz Grace Brethren 
pheim, PA— Manheim Grace Brethren 
tntgomeryville, PA— New Life Community 
Grace Brethren 

Herstown, PA— Myerstown Grace Brethren 
iv Holland, PA— New Holland Grace Brethren 



Newark, DE— Newark Grace Brethren 
Palmyra, PA— Palmyra Grace Brethren 
Philadelphia, PA— First Brethren 
Philadelphia, PA— Liberty Grace Brethren 
Philadelphia, PA— Third Brethren 
Pine Grove, PA— Pine Grove Grace Brethren 
Royersford, PA— Tri-County Grace Brethren 
Saratoga Springs, NY— Saratoga Springs Grace 

Brethren 
Telford, PA— Penn Valley Grace Brethren 
Wrightsville, PA— Susquehanna Grace Brethren 
York, PA— York Grace Brethren 



NORTHWEST 



Northwest Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Kent, WA; Feb. 
' 20-22, 1992 



MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Greg Howell 

Additional Members— Dwight Cover, Bob Gentzel, 

George Christie, Greg Stamm, Ray Feather, 

Duane Jones, Paul Brook 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Wd. — Duane Jones 

i.Mod.— Bob Gentzel 

fly.-Greg Howell, 129 N.W. Second St., 

Goldendale, WA 98620. (Tel. 509/773-3996) 
U. Secy.— Sally Stamm 
Fas.— Bob Smithwick, 55 W. Washington, Sp. 

93, Yakima, WA 98903 
i— Ora Gifford, 708 Hillcrest, Grandview, WA 

98930 
Mibers-at-Large— Leroy Bussert, Earl Dekker 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

light Cover, Greg Howell, Greg Stamm 

CREDENTIALS 

lier Bussert, George Christie 

AUDITORS 

)i Cowles, Dan Labbee 

I 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

■ y. Rants, Dale Hostetler, Greg Howell 

RESOLUTIONS 

*k Rants, Dwight Cover, Greg Stamm 



MODERATOR'S ADDRESS 

IjY Rants, Bob Gentzel, George Christie 



MINISTERIUM 



*fc.— Greg Howell 
s :hm.— Greg Stamm 
i^. /Treas. —Paul Brook 



GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 

Chuck Winter 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Don Cowles, Don Williams, Merrill Darr, Chuck 
Winter, Lyle Taylor, Ray Feather, Mel 
Curfman, Valerie Cowles 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm— Duane Jones 
Secy. /Treas.— Paul Brook 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Phyllis Christie 

1st V. Pres.— Martha Mcintosh 

2nd V. Pres.— Dorothy Hostetler 

Secy— Zelda McClure, 2205 S. 18th St., Sp.71, 
Yakima, WA 98903 

Treas.— Valerie Cowles, 360 Pecan Rd., Grand- 
view, WA 98930 

Prayer Chm.— Alma Ahrendt, Nelda Dekker 

District Editor— Carol Johnson 

CAMP 

Manager— Del and Casey Culver 
Name of Camp — Clear Lake Grace Brethren Camp 
Location of Campground— HC62 , Box 221-G, 
Naches, WA 98937 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Albany, OR— Grace Brethren 

Beaverton, OR— Grace Brethren 

Goldendale, WA— Community Grace Brethren 

Grandview, WA— Grace Brethren 

Harrah, WA— Grace Brethren 

Kent, WA— Grace Brethren Church of Kent 



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Mabton, W A— Grace Brethren 
Maple Valley, WA— Grace Bible Fellowship 
Prosser, WA— Community Grace Brethren 
Spokane, WA-Spokane Valley Grace Brethren 



Sunnyside, WA — Grace Brethren 
Toppenish, WA— Grace Brethren 
Troutdale, OR— Grace Brethren 
Yakima, WA— Grace Brethren 



SOUTH FLORIDA — CARIBBEAN 



South Florida Caribbean District of 
Grace Brethren Churches 



Next conference: 
May 18, 1992 



Lake Placid, FL 



DISTRICT COUNCIL 

Mod.— William Tweeddale 

Secy —Rich Schnieders. 18529 Phlox Dr., Ft. 

Myers, FL 33912. (Tel. 813/267-7568) 
Treas.— James Bustraan, 2158 NE 65th St., Ft. 

Lauderdale, FL 33308 
Stat.— Ed Dearborn, 1509 S.E. 7th St., 

Okeechobee. FL 34972 
Members-at-large— Lynn Hoyt, Wilfred Jean, Art 

Johnson, Chris Jose, Steve Ott, Tony 

Schnieders, Dan Thompson, Dan Ward, Larry 

Zimmerman, Vera Latlam 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— William Tweeddale 
Secy. /Treas.— Rich Schnieders 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— 

Additional Members— All ordained men of the 
district 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Lynn Hoyt 

V. Chm./Secy.— Art Johnson 



Treas.— Marvin Good 
Additional Members— One member from 
district church 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— James Bustraan 
V. Pres.— Jim Fitch 
Secy.— Clayton Williams 
Treas.— Chris Jose 



CAMP 

Director— Dan Ward 

Name of Camp— Camp Grace 

Location— Bassinger, FL 

YOUTH 

Pres.— 

Secy. /Treas. —Rich Schnieders, 18529 Phlox E 
Fort Myers, FL 33912 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Bassinger, FL— Bassinger Christian Brethren j 
Fort Lauderdale, FL— Eglise Evangelique Gn| 

Brethren 
Fort Lauderdale, FL— Fort Lauderdale Gr.j 

Brethren 
Fort Myers, FL— Grace Brethren Church of F 1 

Myers 
Naples, FL— Community Grace Brethren 
Okeechobee, FL— Okeechobee Grace Brethre 
Pompano Beach, FL— Grace Brethren Churcl: 

Pompano Beach 
San Juan, PR— Iglesia Hermanos Por Gracia 



SOUTHERN 



Southern District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Aiken, SC; May 1-2, 
1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Don Faugl 

V. Mod.— Steve Taylor 

Secy.— Marguerite Howard, 446 Springfield Dr., 

Woodstock, GA 30188. (Tel. 404/591-9218) 
Treas.— Bob Carroll, 4492 Dunmovin Dr., 

Kennesaw, GA 30144 
Stat.— Tony Merritt 



MINISTERIUM 

Chm— Steve Jarrell 
V. Chm.— Ernest Usher 
Secy. /Treas. —Don Soule 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Steve Taylor 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Bill Kellerman 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Ron Batroff 

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YOUTH COMMITTEE 

es.— Steve Jarrell 

■embers— Mike Moody, Tom Kiefer, Don Soule. 

, Oren Salas. Ernest Usher 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

ken, SC— Aiken Grace Brethren 



Anderson. SC— Anderson Grace Brethren 
Adanta. GA— Dekalb Grace Brethren 
Atlanta, GA— Marietta Grace Brethren 
Johnson City, TN— Johnson City Grace Brethren 
Telford. TN— Telford Grace Brethren 



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — ARIZONA 



Southern California-Arizona District 
: ellowship of Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Grace Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, CA; 
Tentative date: April 26, 1992 

COUNCIL OF DIRECTORS 
Executive Committee 

od.— Ed Trenner (92). 2201 E. Fairhaven, 

Orange, CA 92669 
. Mod-Roy Halberg (92). 2600 White Ave.. 

LaVerne, CA 91750 
cy.— Terry Daniels (93), 920 Fremont Ave., 

South Pasadena, CA 91030 
•eas— Dallas Martin (92). 5464 E. Canton St., 

Long Beach. C A 90815 

t— Norm Schrock (93), 1750 W. Lambert Rd.. 

#120. LaHabra, CA 90631 
embers at Large— Ed Cashman (92), Neil Cole 
I (92). Dave Marksbury (93). Roger Mayes (92). 
. John Mcintosh (92). Ward Miller (92) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

.im.-Ward Miller (92) 

kil Teran (92). Roger Mayes (92) 

MINISTERIUM 

res.— Roy Halberg (92) 

Pres— Dave Marksbury (92) 
tcy./Treas.— Ralph Colburn (92) 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

am.— Ed Cashman (94) 

cy.— Tom Hughes (92) 

Jditional Members— Ralph Colburn (94), Harold 
Dunning (94), Roy Halberg (93), Robert 
Kliewer (93), Dave Marksbury (92). Ward 

' Miller (92), Bob Thompson (93) 



WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

"es.-Helen Miller. 13138 Michelle Circle. 

Whirtier, CA 90605 
t V.Pres— Marjorie Cobum 
id V.Pres— Helen Rempel 
ec. Secy— Roxanne Kuns 
Drrsponding Secy.— Sandy Crawford, 3361 

Cortese Drive. Los Alamitos. CA 90720 
■eas.— Jayne Reuter. 35O0 W. Manchester. #439. 
1 Inglewood. CA 90305 



Editor— Marion McBride 
Luncheon Chm.— Fanchon Willard 
Retreat Chm.— Jayne Reuter 

DISTRICT CHURCH PLANTING BOARD 

Chm— Neil Cole (94) 

Phil Heifer (93). Dave Marksbury (93). Ed 
Trenner (92) 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Alta Loma, CA— Grace Brethren Alta Loma 

Beaumont. CA— Cherry Valley Brethren 

Bellflower, CA— Bellflower Brethren 

Cypress, CA — Grace Brethren 

Cypress. CA— New Life Grace Brethren 

LaMirada. CA— Creek Park Community 

LaVerne. CA — Grace Brethren 

Lakewood. CA— Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad 

Long Beach. CA — Community Grace Brethren 

Long Beach. CA— Grace Brethren 

Long Beach. CA— Grace Cambodian 

Long Beach, CA— Iglesia Evangelica de los 

Hermanos 
Long Beach, CA— Koinonia Grace Brethren 
Long Beach. CA— Los Altos Brethren 
Los Alamitos, CA — Grace 
Los Angeles. CA— Community Brethren 
Menifee Valley. CA— New Hope Community 
Norwalk. CA— Grace Brethren 
Orange. CA— Grace Church 
Paramount. CA— Iglesia de los Hermanos 
Phoenix, AZ— Grace Brethren 
Redlands. C A— Orange Grove Community 
Rialto, CA— Grace Community 
Riverside. CA— Grace Brethren 
San Bernardino, CA— Grace Brethren 
San Diego. CA— Grace Brethren 
Santa Ana. CA— Maranatha Brethren 
Santa Maria. CA— Grace Brethren 
Santa Paula. CA— Grace Brethren 
Seal Beach. CA— Grace Community 
Simi Valley, CA— Grace Brethren 
South Pasadena. CA— Grace Brethren 
Temple City. CA— Grace Brethren 
Tucson. AZ— Silverbell Grace Brethren 
Westminster. CA— Grace Brethren 
Whirtier. CA— Community Grace Brethren 
Whittier. CA— Grace Brethren 
Yucca Valley, C A— Grace Community 



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Southern Ohio District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Place and date to be 
announced 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod.— Greg Ryerson 

V. Mod.— Brian White 

Secy.— Mrs. Linda Penn, 5001 Fishburg Rd., 

Huber Heights, OH 45424 
Asst. Secy.— Mrs. Carolyn Crowell 
Treas.— Roy Trissel, 2624 Stonequarry Rd., 

Dayton, OH 45414 
Stat.— G. Forrest Jackson, 2624 Stonequarry Rd., 

Dayton, OH 45414 
Members-at-Large— Clair Brickel, Henry Mallon 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES 

Scott Distler (Chm.), Tad Hobert, Henry Michaels 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Deferred to the Executive Committee 

CREDENTIALS 

Brian White (Chm.) 

Ned Denlinger, Dave Brickel, John Ruel 

AUDITORS 

Tim Nixon (Chm.), Tom Shroyer 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

Charles Lawson (Chm.), Sam Grice, Ralph Penn 

RESOLUTIONS 

Dan Grabill (Chm.), Debbie Lovelace 

MODERATOR'S ADDRESS 

Paul Michaels, Roy Glass, ITJ 

MINISTERIUM 

Chm— Dan Grabill 
Secy. /Treas.— Tad Hobert 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm.— Charles Lawson, and all district pastors 

DISTRICT INSURANCE 

Brotherhood Mutual 

DISTRICT RETIREMENT HOME 

Grace Brethren Village 



DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Greg Ryerson 
V. Chm.— Ned Denlinger 
Secy.— Forrest Jackson 
Treas.— Roy Trissel 
Additional Members— Paul Scheechfield, and i 
district pastors 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Arlene Glass 

1st V. Pres.— Sally Neely 

2nd V. Pres. (Program)— Lynell Ginteer 

Secy.— Janice Landis 

Treas.— Faith Shock 

Prayer Chm.— Elnora Schopp 

SMM Patroness— Sylvia Koeller 

District Editor— Carol Glass 



YOUTH 

Pres.— Scott Distler 
Secy— Ed Stutz 
Treas.— Roy Glass, JJI 

YOUTH COMMITTEE 

Bill Brown, Carl Timble, Tim Nixon, 
Curtis 



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COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Brookville, OH— Brookville Grace Brethren 
Camden, OH— Camden Grace Brethren 
Centerville, OH— Centerville Grace Brethren 
Cincinnati, OH— Grace Brethren Church of Great 

Cincinnati 
Clayhole, KY— Clayhole Grace Brethren 
Clayton, OH— Clayton Grace Brethren 
Covington, OH— Friendship Grace Brethren 
Dayton, OH— Basore Road Grace Brethren i 
Dayton, OH— Calvary Grace Brethren 
Dayton, OH— First Grace Brethren 
Dayton, OH— North Riverdale Grace Brethren' 
Dryhill, KY— Victory Mountain Grace Brethre< 
Englewood, OH— Englewood Grace Brethren ' 
Huber Heights, OH— Grace Community 
Kettering, OH— Calvary Brethren 
Lexington, KY— Grace Brethren 
Sinking Spring, OH— Grace Brethren 
Trotwood, OH— Grace Brethren 
Troy, OH— Grace Brethren 
Union, OH— Community Grace Brethren 
Vandalia, OH— Vandalia Grace Brethren 
West Alexandria, OH— Grace Brethren Communi : 



SOUTHWEST 



Southwest District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 



Next conference: Grace Brethrei 
Navajo Ministries, Counselor, NM 
May 9, 1991 



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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

jlod.— Bob Salazar 

!. Mod— Steve Galegor 

xy.— Beth Winter, 3901 Montgomery N.E., 

' #1307, Albuquerque, NM 87109. (Tel. 

505/884-2853) 
reas.— Roger Moore, 7608 Basin Creek Ct., NW, 

Albuquerque, NM 87120 
tat.— Betty Masimer, Grace Brethren Navajo 

Ministries, Counselor, NM 87018 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

irry Wedertz 

MINISTERIUM 

bun.— Tully Butler 
;cy.— Bob Salazar 
reas.— Steve Galegor 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

hm.— Bob Salazar 

dditional Members— Tully Butler, John Trijillo, 
and all ordained elders in the district 



DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Steve Galegor 
Secy.— Celina Salazar 
Treas.— Roger Moore 

Additional Members— Bob Lathrop, Bob Salazar, 
Don Bowlin 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Chris Galegor 

1st V. Pres.— Lauren Mares 

2nd V. Pres.— Norma Lathrop 

Secy— Beth Winter, 3901 Montgomery NE, #1307, 

Albuquerque, NM 87109 
Treas.— Dottie Moore, 7608 Basin Creek Ct. NW, 

Albuquerque, NM 87120 
Prayer Chm.— Celina Salazar 

COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Counselor, NM— Cedar Hill Grace Brethren 
Counselor, NM— Day Mesa Grace Brethren 
Counselor, NM — Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries 
Rio Rancho, NM— LaMesa Grace Brethren 
Toas, NM— First Brethren Church of Toas 
Tonalea, AZ— Red Lake Grace Brethren 



VIRGINIA 



Virginia Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Fairlawn Grace 
Brethren Church, Radford, VA; April 
3-4, 1992 



PARLIAMENTARY 

Wayne Hannah, Nathan Leigh, Carl Ratcliffe 

RESOLUTIONS AND 
MODERATOR'S ADDRESS 

Lester Kennedy, Nathan Leigh, Carl Ratcliffe 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

lod.— George Traub 

lod. Elect— Lester Kennedy 

3cy.— Danny Wright (92), 1511 Maiden Lane, 

i SW, Roanoke, VA 24015 

•reas.-Eldon Grubb (93), 3504 Bandy Rd., 

Roanoke, VA 24014 
at— Jerry Cox, 5693 Valley View Dr., Dublin, 

VA 24084 
et. Mod. -Doug Witt 
[embers-at-Large— Wayne Hannah (92), Nathan 

Leigh (93), Carl Ratcliffe (94) 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

oug Witt, Lester Kennedy, Jerry Cox 

FINANCE 

Idon Grubb, Nathan Leigh 



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CREDENTIALS 



anny Wright, Carl Ratcliffe 



MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— Danny Wright 
V. Chm.— George Traub 
Secy.— Don Eshelman 
Treas. — Nathan Leigh 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Chm— Fred Devan 
V. Chm.— Lester Kennedy 
Secy.— Doug Witt 

Members-at-Large— Don Eshelman, Nathan Leigh 

Additional Members— All ordained elders 

actively serving pastorates in the district 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

C.L. Young (Chm.) (92), Bill Hite (92), BUI Crotts 
(93), Lester Kennedy (93), Don Field (94), Tom 
Guilliams (94), James Smals (94) 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Nathan Leigh 

V. Chm. -Secy .—Lester Kennedy 

Treas.— Wayne Hannah 



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WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Molly Simons 

1st V. Pres. (Project Chm.)— Denise Grubb 
2nd V. Pres. (Project Chm.)— Carolyn Trail 
Secy.— Patty Willhite, 3058 Pebble Dr., Roanoke, 

VA 24014 
Asst. Secy.— Charlotte Cox 
Treas.— Estelle Coffey, 2946 Garden City Blvd., 

Roanoke, VA 24014 
Asst. Treas.— Sadie Weddle 
Prayer Chm.— Margie Witt 
District Editor— Martha Franklin 

CAMP 

Chm.— C.L. Young 

Manager— Mr. & Mrs. Webb 

Name of Camp— Camp Tuk-A-Way 

Name of Campground— Boiling Conference 

Grounds 
Location of Campground— 2262 Craigs Creek Rd., 

Catawba, VA 24070 
Phone Number-703/552-9571 



Pres. 



YOUTH 

-Jess Truax (94) 



Secy.— Patty Willhite (94), 3058 Pebble D 

Roanoke, VA 24014 
Treas.— Don Eshleman (93) 
Additional Members— Edith Staton (92), Dar; 

Wright (92), Gary King (93) 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Boones Mill, VA— Boones Mill Grace Brethn. 
Buena Vista, VA— First Brethren 
Covington, VA— Grace Brethren 
Lynchburg, VA— Grace Brethren 
Radford, VA— Fairlawn Grace Brethren 
Richmond, VA— Fellowship Grace Brethren ' 
Richmond, V A— Grace Brethren 
Riner, VA— Grace Brethren 
Roanoke, VA— Clearbrook Grace Brethren 
Roanoke, VA— Garden City Grace Brethren 
Roanoke, VA— Ghent Grace Brethren 
Roanoke, VA— Patterson Memorial Grace Brethi 
Roanoke, VA— Washington Heights Grace Breth i 
Salem, VA— Wildwood Grace Brethren 
Troutville, VA— Grace Bible Brethren 
Virginia Beach, VA— Grace Chapel 



WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 



Western Pennsylvania District Fellowship of 
Grace Brethren Churches 

Next conference: Camp Mantowagan, 
Saxton, PA; April 25, 1992 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Mod. —John Gregory 

Secy— Alan Myers, 79 Bronx St., Johnstown, PA 

15905. (Tel. 814/255-2837) 
Asst. Secy.— Delores VanOrman 
Treas.— Rod Lingenfelter, 104 Nason Dr., 

Roaring Spring, PA 16673 
Stat.— Rose Snyder, 211 Second St., Conemaugh, 

PA 15909 
Members-at-Large— Rick Strappello, Barry Rowe 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Tim Waggoner (Chm.), John Townsend, Steve 
Edmonds, Jim Laird, Craig Manges 

CREDENTIALS 

Tom Goossens (Chm.), Lee Seese, Willard Gates 

AUDITORS 

Richard Beach (Chm.), Richard Antoine, 
George Swartz 

RULES AND ORGANIZATION 

Don Rough (Chm.), Ron Camevali, Larry Edwards 



MINISTERIUM 

Chm.— Jim Snavely 
V. Chm.— Tim Waggoner 
Secy.— Larry Edwards 
Asst. Secy.— Ron Camevali 
Treas.— Norris Mason 

MINISTERIAL EXAMINING BOARD 

Exec. Secy.— Tim Boal 
Asst. Exec. Secy.— Don Rough 
Additional Members — All ordained elders ol le 
district 

DISTRICT MISSION BOARD 

Chm.— Tim Boal 
V. Chm.— Jim Snavely 
Secy. /Treas. —Jim Laird 
Publicity Director— Doug Sabin 

GRACE BRETHREN MEN 

Pres.— Rod Lingenfelter 

V. Pres.— Richard Beach 

Secy.— Charles Miller, 1165 Route 3. 

Duncansville, PA 16635 
Treas.— Harold Brumbaugh, P.O. Box 52, :st 

Freedom, PA 16637 
Boys' Advisor— Bill Rummel 

WOMEN'S MISSIONARY COUNCIL 

Pres.— Mrs. Jim (Claretta) Leidy 

1st V. Pres.— Mrs. James (Dotty) Closson 



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:nd V. Pres— Mrs. Duane (Dorothy) Rose 
tecy.— Mrs. Kenneth (Kathy) Bowers, 722 Thomas 

St., Roaring Spring, PA 16673 
■reas.-Mrs. Richard (Joanne) Beach. 309 E. Bell 

Ave., Altoona. PA 16602 
'rayer Chm.— Mrs. Alice Pollard 
j.MM Leader— Mrs. Frank (Sue) Dinsmore 
isst. Leaders— Mrs. Rod (Mary) Lingenfelter and 

Mrs. Glenn (Gail) Bridenbaugh 
district Editor— Mrs. Curt (Cheryl) Yarwood 

SMM 

.eader— Mrs. Frank (Susan) Dinsmore 

Ivsst. Leader— Mrs. Rod (Mary) Lingenfelter 

fsst. Leader— Mrs. Glenn (Gail) Bridenbaugh 
CAMP 
bir. — Rick Strappello 
■Jame of Camp — Camp Mantowagan 
Location— Box 95, Saxton, PA 16678 

foione Number-8 14/658-38 15 

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YOUTH 

res.— Rick Daam 
I. Pres— John Townsend 
|ecy.— Mrs. Mary Lingenfelter. 104 Nason Dr., 
Roaring Spring, PA 16673 



Treas.— Rick Sdffler 



COOPERATING CHURCHES 

Altoona, PA— First Grace Brethren 
Altoona, PA— Juniata Grace Brethren 
Armagh, PA— Valley Grace Brethren 
Avis, PA— Tiadaghton Valley Grace Brethren 
Conemaugh, PA— Conemaugh Grace Brethren 
Duncansville, PA— Leamersville Grace Brethren 
Everett. PA— Community Grace Brethren 
Everett, PA— Everett Grace Brethren 
Export. PA— Murrysville Grace Brethren 
Hollidaysburg, PA— Vicksburg Grace Brethren 
Hopewell, PA— Hopewell Grace Brethren 
Johnstown, PA — Geistown Grace Brethren 
Johnstown, PA — Johnstown Grace Brethren 
Johnstown, PA— Pike Grace Brethren 
Johnstown. PA— Riverside Grace Brethren 
Johnstown, PA— Singer Hill Grace Brethren 
Kittanning, PA— Grace Brethren Church of West 

Kittanning 
Kittanning, PA— North Buffalo Grace Brethren 
Martinsburg. PA— Martinsburg Grace Brethren 
Milroy, PA— Milroy Grace Brethren 
State College, PA— Happy Valley Community 

Grace Brethren 



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Listing 323 churches in 30 states 



Listed by States; giving city, pastor's name, church name, membership as if 
January 1 , 1991 , address, and telephone number; and name, address and telephone nurr >r 
of recording secretary or clerk. 



ALASKA. 



ANCHORAGE (Larry Smithwick) 

Anchorage Grace Brethren Church (268) 
Huffman and Pintail, 12407 Pintail St., 

99516 

(Tel. 907/345-3741) 
Mrs. Fran Dunham, 11221 Forest Dr., 

99516 

ANCHORAGE (Brian L. Chronister) 
Grace Community Church (148) 
10900 O'Malley Center Dr. (Mailing 

Address: P.O. Box 111505, 99511) 

(Tel. 907/344-7780) 
Cindy Leonard, 8431 Stacey Cir., 99507 

(Tel. 907/522-3969) 

ANCHORAGE (E. John Gillis) 

Greatland Grace Brethren Church (37) 
Meeting temporarily at 1709 S. Bragaw 

(Mailing address: 17645 Toakoana, 

Eagle River, 99577) 

(Tel. 907/694-5331) 
Mary Herndon, 16240 Baugh Cir., 99516 

(Tel. 907/345-0462) 

EAGLE RIVER (Mark Roberts) 
Grace Brethren Church (83) 
P.O. Box 770430, 99577 (Mile 1.8 - S. 

Birchwood Loop) 

(Tel. 907/688-1010) 
Mrs. Jill Lester, 18618 S. Lowrie Loop 

(Tel. 907/694-8198) 

HOMER (Frank Gardner) 

Kachemak Bay Grace Brethren Church (36) 
P.O. Box 2749, 99603 

(Tel. 907/235-8213) 
Liz Hejl, P.O. Box 2089, 99603 

(Tel. 907/235-6788) 

KENAI (Chris Hay) 

Kenai Grace Brethren Church (78) 
406 McCullom Dr., 99611 

(Tel. 907/283^379) 
Mrs. Rhea Stables, church address 

NORTH POLE (Davis Harbour) 

North Pole Grace Brethren Church (20) 
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 56982, 99705) 

(Tel. 907/488-1789) 
Cindy Harbour, church address and 

telephone 



SOLDOTNA (Daniel E. Thornton) 

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church (143) 
34640 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., 99669 

(Tel. 907/262-6442) 
Debi Stone, Box 2752, Kenai, 99611 
(Tel. 907/776-5316) 



ARIZONA 



PHOENIX (Kevin Zuber) 
Grace Brethren Church (88) 
2940 W. Bethany Home Rd. (just west of 

Interstate 17), 85017 

(Tel. 602/242-1885) 
Mrs. Sandra Hurt, 4220 W. Keim Dr., 

85019 

(Tel. 602/841-4676) 

TONALEA (John Trujillo) 

Red Lake Community Grace Brethren 

Church 
Box 108, 86044 

TUCSON (Kenneth A. Curtis) 

Silverbell Grace Brethren Church (20) 
1477 N. Silverbell Rd., 85745 

(Tel. 602/792-1114) 
Michelle Curtis, 1901 Campana de Plata 

(Tel. 602/792-1114) 



CALIFORNIA. 



ALTA LOMA (Neil Cole) 

Grace Brethren Church of Alta Loma (90 
5719 Beryl St., 91701 
(Tel. 714/980-0727) 






AUBURN (Paul G. Hoffman) 

Auburn Grace Brethren Church (136) 
P.O. Box 6446, 95604-6446 

(Tel. 916/823-8330) 
Mrs. Diane Benedict, 10650 Atwood Rd. 

(Tel. 916/885-8788) 

BEAUMONT (Robert Kliewer) 

Cherry Valley Grace Brethren Church (7, 
10257 Beaumont, (Mailing address: P.O' 

Box 655, 92223) 

(Tel. 714/845-1821) 
Mrs. Robert Wines, 1 1076 Sandra Dr. , 

Cherry Valley, 92223 



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BELLFLOWER (Edwin E. Cashman) 
Bellflower Brethren Church (315) 
9405 E. Flower St., 90706 

(Tel. 213/925-6561) 
Connie Becker, 2724 Yearling, Lakewood 

(Tel. 213/531-2459) 

CHICO (Louie Ricci) 

Grace Brethren Church of Chico (46) 
1505 Arbutus Ave., 95926 

(Tel. 916/342-8642) 
Dorothy Yeater, 819 Nancy Ln. 

(Tel. 916/342-6749) 

SYPRESS (Charles Covington) 

Grace Brethren Church of Cypress (35) 
9512 Juanita, 90630 

(Tel. 714/826-6750) 
Mrs. Gloria Zuelch, 3063 Ladoga, Long 

Beach, 90808 

(Tel. 213/420-9357) 

JYPRESS (David Marksbury) 
New Life Grace Brethren Church 
P.O. Box 222, Cypress, 90630 

(Tel. 213/492-9751) 
Jim Terpening, 13060 Rutgers Ave., 

Downey, 90242 

(Tel. 213/803-9595) 



: AIR OAKS (Russell L. Williams) 
Ambassadors Grace Brethren Church 
8201 Greenback Ln., (Mailing address: 
6213 Green Eyes Way, Orangevale, 
95662^1114) (Tel. 916/988-5874) 

LAKEWOOD (Juan L. Arregin) 

Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad (52) 
11859 E. 209th St., 90715 
(Tel. 213/865-9522) 



GRACE CAMBODIAN CHURCH 

(Vek Huong Taing) 
3590 Elm St., Long Beach, CA 90807 
(Tel. 213/423-6312) 

IGLESIA EV ANGELICA de los 
HERMANOS (Alfonso Ramirez) 
16342 Bradbury Huntington Beach, CA 
92647 
(Tel. 714/840-8777) 

KOINONIA GRACE BRETHREN 
CHURCH (Greg Perry) 
291 Nieto Ave., (Belmont Hgts. section) 
Long Beach, CA 90803 
(Tel. 213/439-7174) 



LONG BEACH (John K. Nagle) 

Los Altos Grace Brethren Church (164) 
6565 Stearns St., 90815 

(Tel. 213/596-3358) 
Barbara Benson, 150 E. 36th St., 90807 

(Tel. 213/424-0366) 



LOS ALAMITOS (Mick Ukleja) 
Grace Church (862) 
3021 Blume Dr., 90720 
Jean Summers, 3619 Arbor Rd., Lakewood, 
90712 



LOS ANGELES (Frank J. Cobum) 
Community Brethren Church (41) 
5839 Whittier Blvd., 90022 

(Tel. 310/860-9247) 
Mrs. Doris Hollister, 18722 Christina Ave. 

Cerritos, 90701 



'.A MIRADA (Jim Behrens) 

Creek Park Community Church (161) 
12200 Oxford Dr., 90638 

(Tel. 213/947-5672) 
Brenda Bashor (Tel. 213/947-0064) 

.A VERNE (Roy Halberg) 

I Grace Brethren Church (176) 

2600 White Ave., 91750 
(Tel. 714/593-1204) 

Denise Locker 

.ONG BEACH (Thomas Hughes) 

Community Grace Brethren Church (111) 
5885 Downey Ave., 90805 

(Tel. 213/634-1056) 
Sandy Brannon, 5106 Obispo Ave., 

Lakewood, 90712 

(Tel. 213/633-8381) 

'.ONG BEACH (Louis Huesmann) 
Grace Brethren Church (1,440) 
3590 Elm Ave, 90807 

(Tel. 213/595-6881) 
Lissa Cannon, church address 



MENIFEE VALLEY (Chris Suitt) 
New Hope Community Church 
P.O. Box 2066, Sun City, 92586 
(Tel. 714/656-2729) 



MODESTO (Joel Richards) 

La Loma Grace Brethren Church (140) 
1315 La Loma Ave., 95354 

(Tel. 209/523-3738) 
Judy Williams, 1244 Grinnell St., 95350 

(Tel. 209/524-1613) 



NORWALK (Robert Divine) 
Grace Brethren Church (170) 
11005 Foster Rd., 90650 

(Tel. 213/863-7322) 
Mrs. A. Adams, 14503 Crossdale Ave. 

(Tel. 310/868-6628) 



ORANGE (Ed Trenner) 

Grace Church of Orange (91) 
2201 E. Fairhaven Ave., 92669 
(Tel. 714/633-8867) 



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PARAMOUNT (Phil Guerena) 
Iglesia De Los Hermanos 

Vivos en Cristo 
15733 Orange Ave., 90723 

(Tel. 213/634-5587) 
Martha Valdelamar, 2007 Ward, Compton, 

90221 

(Tel. 213/603-9391) 

REDLANDS (Mitchell D. Cariaga) 
Orange Grove Community Church 
2064 Orange Tree Ln., 92374 
(Tel. 714/798-8883) 

RIALTO (Roy L. Polman) 

Grace Community Church (64) 
690 W. Etiwanda Ave., 92376 

(Tel. 714/875-0730) 
Marty Pechin, 600 Church PL, #5, 

Redlands, 92374 

(Tel. 714/335-7303) 

RIPON (Glen W. Shirk) 

Ripon Grace Brethren Church (206) 
734 West Main St., 95366 

(Tel. 209/599-3042) 
Dorothy Schaffer, P.O. Box 506 

(Tel. 209/599-6344) 

RIVERSIDE (Brian Smith) 
Grace Brethren Church (100) 
P.O. Box 8532, 92515 

(Tel. 714/359-8195) 
Roger Feenstra, 3243 Winnebago St., 92503 

(Tel. 714/688-9821) 

SACRAMENTO (Thomas Lynn) 

River City Grace Community Church (60) 
4261 Whitney Ave. (corner of Whitney and 

Eastern Aves.) 95821 

(Tel. 916/972-1106) 

SAN BERNARDINO (Ward Miller) 
Grace Brethren Church (52) 
2010 Pacific St., 92404 
(Tel. 714/889-8695) 
Lonna Carel, church address 

SAN DIEGO (Philip Teran) 
Grace Brethren Church (97) 
3455 Atlas St., 92111 

(Tel. 619/277-5364) 
Colleen Teran, church address 

SAN JOSE (Jacques Crapuchettes, 
Interim Pastor) 

South Bay Community Church (27) 
4610 Camden Ave., 95124 

(Tel. 408/269-0768) 
Aran Gaikwad, 1883 Cody, WY, No. 4 

95124 

SANTA ANA (Francisco Javier Peraza) 
Maranatha Grace Brethren Church 

(Spanish-speaking) (39) 
Meeting at 1704 W. First St., 92703 

(Tel. 714/541-9312) 
Alva Gonzales, 3817 S. Sycamore St. 



SANTA MARIA 

Grace Brethren Church (47) 
223 E. Fesler, 93454 

(Tel. 805/922-4991) 
Randy Coleman, 4533 Eileen Ln. 

(Tel. 805/927^761) 

SANTA PAULA 

Grace Brethren Church (42) 
107 S. 8th St., Santa Paula 93060 
(Tel. 805/525-5080) 

SEAL BEACH (Donald P. Shoemaker) 
Grace Community Church of Seal Beach 

(258) 
138 Eighth St., 90740 

(Tel. 310/596-1605) 
Linda Strong, church address and telephone 



SIMI VALLEY (John Mcintosh) 

Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley 

(464) 
2762 Avenida Simi, 93065 

(Tel. 805/527-0195) 
Mrs. Diane Clark, 3390 Wichita Falls 

Ave., 93063 (Tel. 805/522-1279) 

SOUTH PASADENA (Terry Daniels) 
Grace Brethren Church of South 

Pasadena (65) 
920 Fremont Ave., 91030 

(Tel. 818/799-6081) 
Betty Mitchell, P.O. Box 944, 91031 

(Tel. 818/799-6461) 

TEMPLE CITY (Stephen Helm) 

Temple City Grace Brethren Church (26) 
5537 Temple City Blvd., 91780 

(Tel. 818/286-6342) 
Colleen Helm, church address 

TRACY (Robert MacMillan) 
Grace Brethren Church (44) 
1480 Parker Ave., 95376 
(Tel. 209/835-0732) 

WESTMINSTER (Norman Schrock) 
Westminster Grace Brethren Church 

(192) 
14614 Magnolia Ave., 92683 

(Tel. 714/893-5500) 
Carolyn Hastings, 3283 Arizona Ln., 
Costa Mesa, 92626 



WHITTIER (Richard Todd) 

Community Grace Brethren Church of 

Whittier (342) 
1 1000 E. Washington Blvd. (2 blocks eas • 

605 Freeway), 90606 

(Tel. 213/692-0588) 
Mrs. Virginia Menke, 11026 Abbotsford 

Rd. (Tel. 213/695-7525) 



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VHITTIER (Stephen Kuns) 
Grace Brethren Church (81) 
6704 Milton Ave. (Mailing address: P.O. 

Box 174, 90608) (Tel. 310/698-0914) 
Aracely Villalouos, 6326 Whittier Ave., 
90601 (Tel. 310/695-8824) 



rUCCA VALLEY (Roger Mayes) 
Grace Community Church (26) 
6300 Ruth Dr., 92284 

(Tel. 619/228-1785) 
Mrs. Brady Rooney, P.O. Box 92, 

92286-0092 

(Tel. 619/364^121) 

POLORADO 

RVADA (Chris Ball) 
Arvada Grace Fellowship (117) 
6980 Pierce St. , 80003 

(Tel. 303/424-3116; pastor's home: 

(303/467-2811) 



FLORIDA 



OLORADO SPRINGS (F. Thomas Inman) 
Grace Brethren Church (73) 
2975 Jet Wing, 80916 

(Tel. 719/390-8096) 
Sally McDonald, 2375 Jet Wing Dr. , 

(Tel. 719/597-8177) 

JENVER (Aldo Hoyt) 

Denver Grace Brethren Church (24) 
700 S. Federal Blvd. 80219 

(Tel. 303/934-7876) 
Mrs. Alice Hoyt, 725 S. Eliot St., 

(Tel. 303/934-7876) 



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ARTFORD (Kenneth Carozza) 
. Colonial Chapel Grace Brethren Church (12) 
Meeting in the John Wallace Middle School, 
71 Halleran, Newington 

((Mailing address: P.O. Box 310459, 
Newington, 06131) 
(Tel. 203/667-1245) 
Michael Sanville, 16 Pheasant Hill Rd., 
Salem, 06415 



DELAWARE 



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EWARK (J. Timothy Coyle) 
Grace Brethren Church (39) 
Meeting at the Newark Day Nursery, 921 

Barksdale Rd. (All mail to pastor's 

address) 

(Tel. 302/834-1722) 
Ron Bove, 6 Westfield Dr., 1971 1 

(Tel. 302/737-0932) 



BASINGER (Larry Zimmerman) 
Christian Brethren Church (40) 
700 A (Mailing address: 12585 N.W. 144th 

Trail, Okeechobee, 34972) (Location: '/ 2 

mile N. of Hwy. 98) 

(Tel. 813/467-1863) 

BRADENTON (Robert Byers) 
Grace Brethren Church 
5535 33rd St. E., 34203 

(Tel. 813/758-1556) 
Mrs. Elaine Bearinger, 1200 Aurora Blvd., 

#150B, 34202 



BROOKSVILLE (Bill Stevens) 
Grace Brethren Church (46) 
6259 Faber Dr., Rolling Acres, 34602 

(Tel. 904/796-7172) 
Mrs. Romayne Wentz, 27313 Frampton 

Ave. (Tel. 904/799-0472) 



DELTONA (Kenneth Koontz) 

Calvary Grace Brethren Church (39) 
3165 Howland Blvd., 32725 

(Tel. 904/789-1289) 
Mrs. Charles Dudley (Tel. 904/775-6825) 

FORT LAUDERDALE (Wilfred Jean) 

Eglise Evangelique Des Freres De La Grace 

(Tel. 305/763-6766) 
c/o 1800 N. W. Ninth Ave., 33311 



FORT LAUDERDALE (Randy Smith) 
Grace Brethren Church (147) 
1800 N. W. Ninth Ave., 33311 

(Tel. 305/763-6766) 
Mrs. Diane Potts, 3821 N.W. Fourth Ave. 

Pompano Beach 33064 

(Tel. 305/782^408) 



FORT MYERS (Steven Shipley) 
Grace Brethren Church (50) 
2141 Crystal Dr. (in the Villas, one block 

off Rt. 41, five miles south of city), 

33907 

(Tel. 813/936-3251) 
Mrs. Marci Webb, 6317 Hoffstra Ct. 



LAKELAND (James Taylor) 
Grace Brethren Church (38) 
6410 Lunn Rd., 33811, 

(Tel. 813/647-5770) 
Tim Howe, 4804 Creek Meadow Tr., 33809 

(Tel. 813/859-4745) 



MAITLAND (Ron Guiles) 
Grace Brethren Church (72) 
1185 N. Wymore Rd., 32751 

(Tel. 407/628-8816) 
Sally Boger, church address 



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MELBOURNE (Jeff Dunkle) 

Community Grace Brethren Church — 

Suntree (41) 
1001 Pinehurst Ave. N. (Suntree) 32940 

(Exit 73 on U.S. 95 to Wickham, left on 

Pinehurst Ave.) 

(Tel. 407/254-8993) 
Glenn Emsberger, 705 Endicott Rd., 

(Tel. 407/259-6608) 

NAPLES (Dan Thompson) 

Community Grace Church (36) 

740 Clarendon Ct., 33942 (Meeting in the 

Naples Family YMCA, Pine Ridge Rd.) 

(Tel. 813/598-9222) 

NORTH PORT (Edmund DeZago) 

Grace Brethren Church (16) 

Meeting in the North Port Mall, Room 109, 
13000 Tamiami Tr. (Mailing address: 
1281 Nimbus Dr., 34287) 
(Pastor's Tel. 813/426-7198) 

OCALA (Charles Davis) 

Ocala Grace Brethren Church (49) 
6474 N.E. 7th St., 32671 

(Tel. 904/236-2211) 
Darryl Kerr, Sr„ 4360 S.E. 58th PI. 
(Tel. 904-732-3392) 

OKEECHOBEE (William Tweeddale) 
Grace Brethren Church Inc. (150) 
701 S. Parrott Ave. 34974 

(Tel. 813/763-3218) 
Mrs. Brenda Former, 401 S.W. 12th St., 

34974 (Tel. 813/763-3082) 



ORLANDO (Earl Futch) 

Grace Brethren Church of Orlando (87) 
5425 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., 32819 

(Tel. 407/876-3178) 
David Herzig (Tel. 407/740-5012) 

ORMOND BEACH (Michael Ocealis) 

Grace Brethren Church of Ormond Beach 

(39) 
1060 W. Granada Blvd., 32174 

(Tel. 904/673-0145) 
Earl Howell, 52 Brookwood Dr. 

(Tel. 904/677-3767) 



PORT RICHEY (Jim Poyner) 

Gulfview Grace Brethren Church (110) 
6639 Hammock Rd., 34668 (Hammock is 
mile south of State Rd. 52, off Highw; 
19) (Tel. 813/862-7777) 
Mrs. Evelyn Shane, church address 



SEBRING 

Sebring Grace Brethren Church (72) 
3626 Thunderbird Rd., 33872 

(Tel. 813/385-3111) 
Elsie Miller, 1010 Wightman Ave. 

(Tel. 813/385-5774) 



ST. PETERSBURG (Randy Weekley) 
Grace Brethren Church of St. Petersburg 

(82) II 

6300 62nd Ave., N., Pinellas Park, 34665 

(Tel. 813/546-2850) 
Marian Foulks, 6547 66th Ave. N., Ptnell 

Park, 34665 (Tel. 813/544-2972) 



GEORGIA 



ATLANTA (Ernest Usher) 

Dekalb Community Grace Brethren Churc 

(21) 
P.O. Box 370837, Decatur, 30037 

ATLANTA (Dean Fetterhoff) 

Grace Brethren Church of Greater Atlanta 

(166) | 

3079 Hidden Forest Ct., Marietta, 30066 

(Tel. 404/422-3844) 
Mrs. Linda Jarrell, 450 Springfield Dr., 

Woodstock, 30188 

(Tel. 404/924-4841) 



HAWAII 



AIEA (Nathan Zakahi) 

Waimalu Grace Brethren Church (124) 
98-323 Pono St., 96701 
(Tel. 808/488-6006) 
Harriett Young, 98-139 Olepe Loop, 
(Tel. 808/488-3180) 



PALM HARBOR (Kurt Miller) 

Palm Harbor Grace Brethren Church (207) 
2255 Nebraska Ave., 34683 
(Tel. 813/789-2124) 

POMPANO BEACH (Art Johnson) 

Grace Brethren Church of Pompano Beach 

(33) 
3501 N.E. Third Ave., 33064 

(Tel. 305/941-3176) 
Penny Johnson, 760 SE 2nd Ave., D-215, 

Deerfield Beach, 33441 

(Tel. 305/421-2305) 



EWA BEACH (C. L. "Kip" Coffman) 
Rainbow Grace Brethren Church (37) 
91-779 Fort Weaver Rd., 96706 

(Tel. 808/689-5035) 
Mrs. Arleen Alejado, 91-824 Oama St. 
(Tel. 808/689-6398) 

MAKAKILO (Garth Lindelef) 

Makakilo Grace Brethren Church (19) 
P O Box 2097, Ewa Beach. 96706-0097 

(Tel. 808/672-4540) 
Stephen Proctor, 92-374 Akaula, 96707 

(Tel. 808/672-3608) 



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IILILANI (A. David Mitchell) 
Waipio Grace Brethren Church (90) 
95-035 Waimakua Dr., 96789 

(Tel. 808/623-5313) 
Miss Ellen Nagao, 95-108 Waimakua Dr. 

(Tel. 808/623-2116) 



NDIANA 



I ERNE (Robert Griffith) 
Bethel Brethren Church (174) 
718 E. Main St., 46711 (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 46) (Tel. 219/589-3381) 
Mrs. Larry Leistner, 1265 Haupstrasse St. 
(Tel. 219/589-2237) 

:LAY CITY (Robert G. Clouse) 
First Brethren Church (37) 
Tenth and Cook Sts., (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 85, 47841) 
Miss Lavaughn Backfisch, R. 1 

(Tel. 812/939-2620) 

OLUMBIA CITY (Robert Ashman) 
Columbia City Grace Brethren Church (36) 
2390 E. 100 S.(Two miles east of Columbia 

City on Route U.S. 30), 46725 
Marion Bolinger, R. 1 (Tel. 219/723^259) 

.KHART (Ron Welsh) 
Grace Brethren Church (108) 
24775 CR20 E., 46517 

(Tel. 219/875-5271) 
Dollie Staner, 2810 E. Ridgewood Dr., 

46517 (Tel. 219/522-3796) 



-ORA (David Rosner) 
Grace Brethren Church (55) 
103 S. Willow St., 46929 

(Tel. 219/967-3020) 
Rosanna Fife, R. 1, Bringhurst, 46913 

(Tel. 219/967-3201) 



3RT WAYNE (Larry Richeson) 
First Grace Brethren Church (199) 
8631 U.S. Hwy 27 S., 46816 

(Tel. 219/447-6369) 
Ruth Hammer, 8001 Harrisburg Ln., 46835 



DRT WAYNE (Robert Arenobine) 
Grace Brethren Church (75) 
4619 Stellhorn Rd., 46815 

(Tel. 219/485-3021) 
Mrs. Kathleen Hohl, 7222 Valley Dr., Leo, 
46765 (Tel. 219/627-3105) 



DSHEN (W. Carl Miller) 
Grace Brethren Church (128) 
1801 W. Clinton St., 46526 

(Tel. 219/533-7546) 
Mrs. Dorothy Brumbaugh, 22864 St. 
119 (Tel. 219/533-3715) 



Rd. 



INDIANAPOLIS (Paul E. Woodruff) 

Eagle Creek Grace Brethren Church (156) 
7001 W. 46th St., 46254 

(Tel. 317/293-3372) 
Jan Wilson, 4965 W. 12th St., 46224 

(Tel. 317/241^484) 

INDIANAPOLIS (Al Edgington and Ron Smals) 
Northeast Grace Brethren Church (27) 
P.O. Box 269, Fishers, 46038 
(Tel. 317/578-0535) 

KOKOMO (Richard Horner) 

Indian Heights Grace Brethren Church (57) 
725 E. Center Rd., (300 South) 46902 

(Tel. 317/453-0933) 
Mrs. Tom (Pat) McKinley, 2900 Mill St. 

(Tel. 317/453-2048) 



KOKOMO (Dick Cron) 

North Kokomo Grace Brethren Church (90) 
37 W. 550N, 46901 

(Tel. 317/457-8886) 
Tish Carter (Tel. 317/457-4884) 



LEESBURG (Jeffrey Hoffard) 

Leesburg Grace Brethren Church (79) 
Church and Pearl Sts., (Mailing address: 

Box 370, 46538) 
(Tel. 219/453-3401) 



MISHAWAKA (Scott L. Weaver) 

Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church (82) 
15250 Day Rd. (Mailing address: P.O. Box 

5143, 46546) 

(Tel. 2197256-5940) 
Mrs. Barbara Kelley, 30822 Oakcrest Dr., 

Granger, 46530 (Tel. 219/674-5069) 

NEW ALBANY (Davy L. Troxel) 

New Albany Grace Brethren Church (26) 
3725 St. Joseph Rd., 47150 

(Tel. 812/948-PRAY) 
Mrs. Brenda Humphreys, 3638 St. Joseph 

Rd. 

(Tel. 812/948-0107) 



OSCEOLA (Keith A. Shearer) 
Grace Brethren Church (208) 
58343 Apple Rd., 46561 

(Tel. 219/674-5918) 
Donna Davis, 55949 Guilford PI. 

Mishawaka, 46545 

(Tel. 219/674-0469) 



PERU (Ron Bowland) 

Peru Grace Brethren Church (173) 

436 S. Broadway (Mailing address: P.O. 

Box 552, 46970) 

(Tel. 317/473-3881) 
Kay Gapski, 470 S. Broadway 

(Tel. 317/473-3887) 



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SIDNEY ^ 

Sidney Grace Brethren Church (44) 
P O. Box 1, 46566 
(Tel. 219/839-0400) 
Mrs. Linda Penrod, Rt. 1, Box 234, 
Pierceton, IN 46562-9710 
(Tel. 219-594-5393) 

SOUTH BEND (Roger Krynock) 

Ireland Road Grace Brethren Church (137) 
1701 E. Ireland Rd., 46614 

(Tel. 219/291-3550) 
Mrs. Doug Milewski, 1325 Lincoln Way 

East, Mishawaka, 46544 

(Tel. 219/255^140) 

WARSAW (Scott Miles) 

Community Grace Brethren Church (332) 
909 S. Buffalo St., 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-2443) 
Bonnie Bowman, 301 Esplanade, Winona 

Lake, 46590 (Tel. 219/267-7304) 

WINONA LAKE (John Teevan) 

Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church (752) 
1200 Kings Highway, 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-6623) 
Alice Koontz, R. 8, Box 231, Warsaw, 

46580 (Tel. 219/267-6013) 



IOWA 



GARWIN (Scott Massey) 

Carlton Brethren Church (73) 

1096 270th St. (6'/i miles southwest of 

Garwin), 50632 

(Tel. 515/499-2358) 
Mrs. Carl Kouba, R. 1, Toledo, 52342 

(Tel. 515/499-2052) 

LEON (Russell Betz) 

Leon Brethren Church (75) 

Corner of North Church and N.W. 7th Sts. 

(All Mail to: 604 N. Main St., 50144) 

(Tel. 515/446-7576) 
Mrs. Ray Andrew, R. 1 

(Tel. 515/446-6563) 

NORTH ENGLISH (Gilbert Hawkins) 

Pleasant Grove Grace Brethren Church (27) 
R. 1, Box 33, 52316 (2 Miles east of 

Millersburg, 6 miles northwest of North 

English) 

(Tel. 319/664-3568) 
Gretchen White, 323 E. Oak St. 

(Tel. 319/664-3108) 

UDELL 

Udell Grace Brethren Church (5) 
(All mail to: Lawrence Powell, R. 1, 52593) 
(Tel. 515/452-6620) 

WATERLOO (John P. Burke) 
Grace Brethren Church (576) 
1760 Williston Ave., 50702 

(Tel. 319/235-9586) 
Mrs Ward Speicher, 953 Lynda Rd., 50701 
(Tel. 319/232-6380) 



CEDAR RAPIDS (Gary Kochheiser) 
Grace Brethren Church (51) 
2905 D Ave., N.E., 52402 
(Tel. 319/363^983) 

Sue Schellenburg, Apt. 2, 3080 8th St., 
Marion, 52302 (Tel. 319/373-1798) 



DALLAS CENTER (Stephen Burns) 
Grace Brethren Church (76) 
305 Hatton St., (Mailing address: P.O. Box 

477, 50063) 

(Tel. 515/992-3235) 
Mrs. Glenn B. Perkins, 400 Kellogg 

(Tel. 515/992-3325) 



KANSAS 



DAVENPORT (Bob Foote) 
Grace Brethren Church (74) 
3919 N. Elsie Ave., 52806 

(Tel. 319/391-5356) 
Mrs. Cay Brown, 824 S. Cody Rd.,LeClaire 

52733 (Tel. 319/289^1234) 

DES MOINES 

First Grace Brethren Church (41) 

921 Lyon St. (Mailing address: 1425 York 

St., 50316) 

(Tel. 515/262-5290) 
Dean Travis, 1425 York St., 50316 

(Tel. 515/265-1077) 



MORRILL (Richard Kinson) 

Morrill Grace Brethren Church (21) 
(Mail to: P.O. Box 65, 66515) 

(Tel. 913/459-2487) 
Doris Martney, R. 3, Falls City, NE 68355 
(Tel. 402/245-3698) 

PORTIS (R. John Snow) 

Grace Brethren Church of Portis (85) 
Box 6, 67474 (on Highway 281) 

(Tel. 913/346-2085) 
Darrel Wolters (Tel. 913/346-2097) 

WICHITA (Larry Hoffman) 

Grace Brethren Church of Wichita 
2058 S. Water, 67213 

(Tel. 316/683-3235; Pastor's Tel. 
316/788-7498) 



KENTUCKY 

CLAYHOLE (Ray Sturgill) , 

Clayhole Grace Brethren Church (55) 
4335 Hwy. 476, 41317 (four miles east of ! 

Lost Creek) 

(Tel. 606/666-7767) , 

Mrs. Dixie Lee Noble, 2205 Hwy. 476, Lc 

Creek, 41346 (Tel. 606/666-2094) 



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DRYHILL (Samuel Baer) 

Victory Mountain Grace Brethren Chapel 

(57) 
H.C. 62, Box 640, Dryhill, 41749 (9 miles 

north of Hyden on Route 257) 

(Tel. 606/672-2520) 
Lois Jean Valentine, Confluence, 41730 

(Tel. 606/672-2455) 

■LEXINGTON (Paul Michaels) 

Grace Bible Church of Lexington (8) 
(Mailing address: 3575 Caulder Rd., 40517) 

(Tel. 606/273-2868) 
Mrs. Veronica Walker, 140 Edgemoor Rd., 

40503 (Tel. 606/278-1009) 



MAINE 



BRUNSWICK (Darrel Taylor) 

Down East Grace Brethren Church (20) 
Near U.S. 1 and Maine St. (Mailing 

address: P.O. Box 916, 04011) 

(Tel. 207/729-8283) 
Michael D. Hebert, church address 

MARYLAND 



ACCIDENT (Paul Mohler, Interim) 
Grace Brethren Church (38) 
Bumble Bee Rd. (1 mile south of Accident) 

21520 
Mrs. Shirley Burns, Marsh Hill Rd., 

McHenry, 21541 

(Tel. 301/387-6805) 

CUMBERLAND (Raymond McCoy) 

Cumberland Grace Brethren Church (86) 
R. 2, Box 497, 21502 (From Rt. 48 take 

Willow Brook Rd. to end, turn right on 

Williams Rd.) 

(Tel. 301/777-8362) 
Mrs Nancy Miller, 518 Lousiana Ave. 

HAGERSTOWN (J. Norman Mayer) 
Calvary Grace Brethren Church (92) 
115 Bryan PL, 21740 

(Tel. 301/733-6375) 
Mrs. Yvonne Trumpower. R.3, Box 291, 

Williamsport, 21795 

(Tel. 301/582-2379) 

1AGERSTOWN (Raymond H. Davis) 
Grace Brethren Church (511) 
First and Spruce Sts. (Mailing address: 837 

Spruce St.), 21740 

(Tel. 301/739-1726) 
Mrs. Linda Buchanan, 247 Sunrise Dr. 

Tel. 301/797-6917) 

IAGERSTOWN (Jay Fretz) 
, Maranatha Brethren Church (205) 
1717 Jefferson Blvd., 21742 

(Tel. 301/733-1717) 
Mrs. Robin Himes, 57 Scott Hill Dr. 
(Tel. 301/791-1152) 

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HAGERSTOWN (Daniel J. Pritchett) 
Valley Grace Brethren Church (130) 
17310 Gay St. (Halfway Area), 21740 

(Tel. 301/582-0155) 
Pam Pritchett, 17436 Virginia Ave. 
(Tel. 301/582-3248) 

LANHAM (W. Russell Ogden) 
Grace Brethren Church (207) 
8400 Good Luck Rd., 20706-2802 

(Tel. 301/552-1414) 
Lloyd Sampson, 9501 Van Buren St., 

Seabrook, 20706 

(Tel 301/577-6836) 

TEMPLE HILLS 

Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Washington (One church in five locations) 

BRANCH CHURCHES: 

TEMPLE HILLS (James G. Dixon) 
Temple Hills Grace Brethren Church 

(844) 
5000 St. Barnabas Rd., 20748-4698 

(Tel. 301/894-2722) 
Mrs. Doris Homan, 3712 Gull Rd. 

(Tel. 301/894-6709) 

ALEXANDRIA (VA) (Robert Trefrey) 
Grace Brethren Church (59) 
1301 Commonwealth Ave., 22301 

(Tel. 703/548-1808) 
Mrs. lone Hile, 16 W. Del Ray Ave. 

(Tel. 703/836-7893) 

CALVERT CO. (Robert W. Wagner) 
Grace Brethren Church 
9870 Old Solomon Island Rd., Owings, 
20736 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 458) 

(Tel. 301/855-2955) 
Mrs. Janet Smith, 4007 Lakeview Turn, 

Dunkirk, 20754 (Tel. 
301/855-6926) 

FREDERICK ("R." Dallas Greene) 
Grace Brethren Church of Frederick 

(109) 
5102 Old National Pike, 21702 

(Tel. 301/473^337) 
Mrs. Verlyn Mahaffey, 1808 Rustic Hill 

Ct. (Tel. 301/694-7063) 

WALDORF (Jeff M. Thornley) 
Grace Brethren Church 
Hwy. 5 (5 miles S.E. from Waldorf), 

Box 283-1, 20601 

(Tel. 301/645-0407) 
Barry Goodson, 2685 Yowaiski Mill Rd., 

Mechanicsville, 20659 

(Tel. 301/884-3317) 

WESTERNPORT (John Lancaster) 
Mill Run Grace Brethren Church (30) 
R. 1, Box 75, 21562 (4 miles north of 

Westernport, west off Route 36) 
Kay Clark, HCR Box 175A Michael Rd.. 

Barton, 21521 (Tel. 301/463-6649) 



MICHIGAN 



NEW JERSEY 



ALTO (Michael Funderburg) 

Calvary Grace Brethren Church (118) 
13626 84th St., S.E., (corner of 84th St. and 

Pratt Lake Rd.), 49302 

(Tel. 616/868-7440) 
Pete Van Stee, 14385 68th St. 

(Tel. 616/868-6345) 

ESCANABA (Gary Hable) 

Bay De Noc Grace Brethren Church (10) 
4391 "K" Rd., Bark River, 49807 
(Tel. 906/789-9066) 

HASTINGS (Eldon Grubb) 

Hastings Grace Brethren Church (10) 
600 Powell Rd. 49058 (Mailing address: 

2222 E. State Rd., 49058) 
Darrel Hawbaker, 705 E. State Rd., 
(Tel. 616/945-9219) 

LAKE ODESSA (Gary Austin) 
Grace Brethren Church (67) 
Vedder Rd. (Mailing address: 9390 W. 

Thompson Rd., 48849) 

(Tel. church: 616/374-7796; parsonage: 

616/693-3002) 
Mrs. Orley Hulliberger, Tasker Rd., 

R. 3 (Tel. 616/374-7818) 

LANSING (Mickael Rockafellow) 
Grace Brethren Church (41) 
3904 W. Willow St., 48917 

(Tel. 517/323-2424) 
Mrs Barb Shannon, 217 E. South St., 
Morrice, 48857 (Tel. 517/625-7586) 

NEW TROY (Arthur McCrum) 

New Troy Grace Brethren Church (45) 
Corner of Weechik and California Rds. , 

(Mailing address: Box 67, 49119) 

(Tel. 616/426-3121) 
Mrs. Robert Gahris, 1006 Wadena Rd., St. 

Joseph, 49085 (Tel. 616/429-0337) 

OZARK 

Grace Brethren Church (48) 

R. 1, Box 212, Moran, 49760 (5'/i miles 
east and 1 mile south of Trout Lake on 
HAQ) (Tel. 906/569-3212) 

Violet Shipley, P.O. Box 125, Trout Lake, 
49793 



NEBRASKA 

BEAVER CITY (Michael Page) 

Grace Brethren Church (35) Corner of 12th 
and "0" Sts. (Mailing address: P.O. 
Box 180, 68926) 
(Tel. 308/268-5821) 
Evelyn Keezer (Tel. 308/268^950) 



HOPE 

Grace Brethren Church of Hope (58) 
One-half mile south of Hope on Rt^ 519 

(Mailing address: P.O. Box 490, 07844) 

(Tel. 201/459-4876) 
Stanley M. Dick, P.O. Box 167 

NEW MEXICO 

COUNSELOR (Tully Butler) 

Cedar Hill Navajo Grace Brethren Church 

< 20 > 
c/o Brethren Navajo Mission, Counselor, 

87018 

(Tel. 505/568^454) 



RIO RANCHO (Don Bowlin) 
La Mesa Grace Church 
PO. Box 15863, 87174 
(Tel. 505/897-7443) 

TAOS (Robert Salazar) 

First Brethren Church of Taos (180) 
Corner of Pandos and Witt Rds. (1 mile eas 

on Raton Rd.) (Mailing address: P.O. 

Drawer 1068, 87571) 

(Tel. 505/758-3388) 
Lindv Valerio, P.O. Box 672, Ranchos de 

Taos, 87557 (Tel. 505/758-3238) 



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SARATOGA SPRINGS (Dale Jenks) 

Grace Brethren Church of Saratoga Springs 

Meeting in the Tupperware Bldg., Rt. 50, 
mile North of Ballaston Spa) (Mailing 
address: 2 Lindsay Hill Rd., 
Gansevoort, 12831) 
(Tel. 518/695-3776) 

Len Kellogg, P.O. Box 547, Stillwater, 
12170 (Tel. 518/664-8894) 



OHIO 

AKRON (A. Harold Arlington) 

Ellet Grace Brethren Church (181) 
530 Stetler Ave., 44312 

(Tel. 216/733-2520) 
Charlotte Marky, 807 Danner Rd., 

Talmadge, 44278 

(Tel. 216/633-5517) 

AKRON (Jim Hosteller) 

Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church (153) 
754 Ghent Rd., 44333 

(Tel. 216/666-8341) 
Nancy Adams, 4679 Ranchwood Rd., 
(Tel. 216/666-9637) 



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ANKENYTOWN (Don Faraer) 

Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church (143) 
20601 Old Mansfield Rd., Bellville, 44813 

(4% miles N.E. of Fredericktown on 

State Route 95) 

(Tel. 614/694-6936) 
Mrs. Darlene Smith, 8491 Yankee St., 

Fredericktown, 43019 

ASHLAND (Daniel Allan) 

Grace Brethren Church (613) 
1144 W. Main, 44805 

(Tel. 419/289-8334) 
Mrs. Leona Miller, 952 St. Rt. 511 North, 

R. 3 (Tel 419/289-7657) 

ASHLAND 

Southview Grace Brethren Church (129) 
810 Katherine Ave., 44805 

(Tel. 419/289-1763) 
Susan Howman, 1629 SR 603, R. 1 

(Tel. 419/289-0749) 

BOWLING GREEN (Oscar Stroede) 
Grace Brethren Church (50) 
121 S. Enterprise St., 43402 

(Tel. 419/352-6635) 
Terry Lawrence, 229 E. Merry 

(Tel. 419/353-7482) 

3ROOKVILLE (Henry C. Mallon) 

Brookville Grace Brethren Church (291) 
12152 Westbrook Rd. (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 113, 45309) 

(Tel. 513/833-5562) 
Eileen Faulkner, church address 



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:AMDEN (Elgin L. Green) 
Grace Brethren Church (24) 
96 W. Central Ave., 45311 

(Tel. 513/452-1290) 
Mrs. Frank (Penny) Brewster, 2170 Painter 

PI., Miamisburg, 45342 

(Tel. 513/847-8480) 

:ANTON (Terrance Taylor) 
Grace Brethren Church (246) 
6283 Market Ave. N., 44721 

(Tel. 216/499-3818) 
Mrs. Jan Elliott, 1001 Oneida Trail, 

Hartville, 44632 (Tel. 216/877-3785) 

ENTERVILLE (Greg Ryerson) 
Centerville Grace Brethren Church (97) 
410 E. Social Row Rd., 45458 

(Tel. 513/885-2029) 
Bill Starrett, 1678 Sioux Dr., Xenia, 45385 

(Tel. 513/372-5446) 



INCINNATI (Michael Clapham) 
Grace Brethren Church 
P.O. Box 388, Loveland, 45140 

(Tel. 513/683-6246) 
Jeff Seebohm, 3550 Verbena Dr. 

Sharonville, 45241 

(Tel. 513/733-8385) 



CLAYTON (Darryl Ditmer) 

Clayton Grace Brethren Church (63) 
Box 9, 45315 (Salem and Kimmel Rd.) 
(Tel. 513/836-1689) 

COLUMBUS (Kenneth Brown) 

East Side Grace Brethren Church (330) 
7510 E. Broad St., Blacklick 43004 (3 miles 

east of 1-270) 

(Tel. 614/861-5810) 
Millie Hedges, 2100 Birchwood Dr., 43068 

(Tel. 614/866-3337) 

COLUMBUS (James L. Custer) 

Grace Brethren Church of Columbus (2.674) 
8225 Worthington-Galena Rd., Westerville, 

43081 (Mailing address: 6675 

Worthington-Galena Rd., Worthington, 

43085) 

(Tel. 614/888-7733) 
Darwin Jones, 1069 Jobar Ct., Westerville, 

43081 

COLUMBUS (Terry Postle) 

Hilltop Grace Brethren Church (5) 
West Side of Columbus (Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 23573, 43223) 
(Tel. 614/274-6865) 

COLUMBUS (Tony Webb) 

Southwest Grace Brethren Church (80) 
3150 Demorest Rd. (SDA church next to 

Beulah Park, west of Grove City) 
(Mailing address: Mrs. Bonnie Smith. 

3804 Devton Dr., 43228) 

(Tel. 614/871-5167) 

COLUMBUS (Howard Stouffer) 

Trinity Grace Brethren Church (169) 
1712 Courtright Rd., 43227 

(Tel. 614/236-0616) 
Jenny McAllister, 3029 Deepwood Dr. 

(Tel. 614/864^616) 

COOLVILLE (George Horner) 
Grace Brethren Church (30) 
Seminary and Rock Sts. (off Routes 50 and 7 

between Athens and Belpre) (Mailing 

address: Box 235. 45723) 

(Tel. 614/667-3710) 
Shirley Bowman, R. 1 , Box 27A 

COVINGTON (Don Staley) 

Friendship Grace Brethren Church (63) 
5850 St. Rt. 41 West, 45318 

(Tel. 513/473-2128) 
Virginia Peters, 4666 St. Rt. 41 West 

(Tel. 513/473-2667) 

CUYAHOGA FALLS (Walter Malick) 
Grace Brethren Church (26) 
1736 E. Bailey Rd., 44221 
(Tel. 216/923-8203) 



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DANVILLE (Albert E. Hockley) 
Grace Brethren Church (17) 
302 E. Ross St. (Mailing address: P.O. Box 

509 43014) 

(Tel. 614/599-6467 or 614/599-6350) 

DAYTON (Brian L. White) 

Basore Road Grace Brethren Church (176) 
5900 Basore Rd., 45415 

(Tel. 513/837-3747) 
Sylvia Koeller, 335 Leisure Dr., Brookville, 

45309 

DAYTON (Robert Poirier) 

Calvary Grace Brethren Church of Dayton 

2000 Catalpa, (Mailing address: 3912 

Bradwood Dr., 45405) 

(Tel. 513/277-5900) 
Ann Felkley, 1010 Taywood Rd., No. 402, 

Englewood, 45322 (Tel. 513/822-2223) 

DAYTON (G. Forrest Jackson) 

First Grace Brethren Church (303) 
2624 Stonequarry Rd., 45414 

(Tel. 513/890-6786) 
Mrs. Roy Trissel, church address 

DAYTON (Howard W. Mayes) 

Grace Community Church of Huber Heights 

(197) 
5001 Fishburg Rd., 45424 

(Tel. 513/233-4324) 
Linda K. Penn, 7456 Elru Dr., 45415 

(Tel. 513/832-3778) 

DAYTON (Tad K. Hobert) 

North Riverdale Grace Brethren Church 

(105) 
4101 N. Main St., 45405 

(Tel. 513/274-2187) 
Mrs Sally Blades, 203 W. Main St., 

Medway, 45341 (Tel. 513/849-6249) 

DELAWARE (Jeffrey A. Gill) 
Grace Brethren Church (156) 
375 Hills-Miller Rd., 43015 

(Tel. 614/363-3613) 
Mrs. Jennie Ecker, 9090 Ashley Rd., 

Ashley, 43003 

DUBLIN (Terry Hofecker) 

Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren Church 

6700 Rings Rd., (Mailing address: P.O. 

Box 1234, 43017) 
(Tel. 614/761-0363) 
Susan Fearon, church address and telephone 

ELYRIA (Jeff Brown) 

Spring Valley Grace Brethren Church (40) 
1305 Nash Ave., 44035 
(Tel. 216/366-0755) 
Nancy Brenneman, 115 Oak St. 
(Tel. 216/322-8340) 



ENGLEWOOD (James F. Hunt, Jr.) 

Englewood Grace Brethren Church (77) 
307 W. Wenger Rd., 45322 
(Tel. 513/836-1467) 

FINDLAY (Gary Crandall) 

Findlay Grace Brethren Church (102) 
209 Lexington Ave., 45840 

(Tel. 419/422-8148) 
Tom Cornwall, 945 Bernard Ave. 

FREMONT (Craig Snyder) 
Grace Brethren Chapel (75) 
1611 North St., 43420 

(Tel. 419/332-8190) 
Melissa Esker, 1355 Buckland Ave., 

(Tel. 419/332^1937) 

FREMONT (Gene Klingler) 
Grace Brethren Church (347) 
900 Smith Rd., 43420 

(Tel. 419/332-2623) 
Judy Loudenslager, 15 Crockett Dr., Clyde, 

43410 

(Tel. 419/547-7290) 

GALION (Russ Simpson) 

Grace Brethren Church (74) 
1055 Winchester Rd., 44833 

(Tel. 419/468-6848) 
Carole Holtrey, 6484 CR 76, R. 1, Mt. 

Gilead, 43338 (Tel. 419/947-6802) 

HOMERVILLE (James Sollenberger) 
Grace Brethren Church (168) 
8156 Firestone Rd., 44235 

(Tel. 216/625-3304) 
Nancy Lilly, 10259 Spencer Rd, West 
Salem, 44287 

KETTERING (Daniel Grabill) 

Calvary Grace Brethren Church (74) 
2850 E. Dorothy Ln., 45420 

(Tel. 513/293-5822) 
Mrs. Lori Wolf, 2911 Kenmore, Dayton, 

45420 (Tel. 513/253-2944) 



LEXINGTON (Dave Atkins) 
Grace Brethren Church (176) 
215 W. Main St., (Mailing sddress: P.O. 

Box 3009, 44904) 

(Tel. 419/884-2687) 
Mrs. Edna Wirick, R. 9 

(Tel. 419/884-2140) 

LIMA (Brad Lambright) 

Grace Brethren Church of Lima (32) 
1812 University Blvd., 45805 

(Tel. 419/225-5636) 
Mary Hurley (Tel. 419/228-2459) 

LONDON (K. Howard Immel) 
Grace Brethren Church (64) 
715 St. R. 42W (Mailing address: P.O. 

446, 43140) 
(Tel. 614/852^761) 
Marzanna Krupp, P.O. Box 266 
(Tel. 614/852-5272) 



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MACEDONiA/Cleveland (Ronald Boehm) 
Western Reserve Grace Brethren Church (70) 
1066 E. Aurora Rd. (Mailing address: Box 

53, 44056) 

(Tel. 216/467-7436) 

MANSFIELD (Gene Witzky) 

Cornerstone Grace Brethren Church (43) 
500 Logan Rd., (Meeting at the Mansfield 

Christian School) (Mailing address: 381 

Fox Rd., Lexington, 44904) 

(Tel. 419/884-0692) 
Donald Terry, 130 LaSalle St., 44906 

(Tel. 419/529-8531) 

'.MANSFIELD (J. Hudson Thayer) 
Grace Brethren Church (243) 
531 Marion Ave., 44903 (corner of Marion 

and Forest) 

(Tel. 419/522-3941) 
Mrs. Joyce Hupp, 1711 Emerson Dr., 44904 



MINERVA (Galen W. Wiley) 

Minerva Grace Brethren Church (90) 
22797 Ellsworth Ave., 44657 

(Tel. 216/868-6700) 
Mrs. Marilyn Christen, 16395 Marvindale 

Dr., S.E., 44657 

(Tel. 216/868-6726) 



MOUNT VERNON (John E. Bryant) 

Grace Brethren Church in Mt. Vemon (22) 
12426 Old Mansfield Rd., Mount Vernon, 

43050 (Tel. 614/392^1253) 
Martha Jacobs, 6361 Crouch Rd. 

(Tel. 614/397-3074) 

NEW ALBANY (Will Marling) 

Rocky Ridge Grace Brethren Church 
348 Granville St., Gahanna (Mailing 

address: P.O. Box 218, 43054) 

(Tel. 614/471-5918) 



MANSFIELD (Robert Russell) 

Woodville Grace Brethren Church (148) 
580 Woodville Rd., 44907 

(Tel. 419/524-8552) 
Mrs. Stanley Petras, 210 Malone Rd. 

Tel. 419/522-8821) 



NORTON (Robert P. Combs) 

Grace Brethren Church of Norton (232) 
3970 Cleveland - Massillon Rd., 44203 

(Tel. 216/825-6291) 
Winifred McCune, 1111 Kenmore Blvd., 
Akron, 44314 (Tel. 216/745-2937) 



MARION (Dave Kennedy) 
i Grace Brethren Church (50) 
2813 Gooding Rd., 43302 

(Tel. 614/382-6270) 

Bob Gliem, 257 Superior St. 

(Tel. 614/382-6549) 

/IEDINA (Daniel Najimian) 
Grace Brethren Church (54) 
P.O. Box K, 44258 
(Tel. 216/723-0040) 
■ Gwynetta High, 7121 Stone Rd. 
(Tel. 216/723^290) 



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1IDDLEBRANCH 
Grace Brethren Church (166) 
2911 William St., N.E. (Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 43, 44652) 
(Tel. 216/499-6691) 
, Mrs. Mona Collins, 3363 Kinsley Dr.. N.E. 
Hartville, 44632 
(Tel. 216/877-2037) 

IIFFLIN (Mike Ostrander) 
Mifflin Grace Brethren Church (109) 
1149 CR 30A, 44805 

(Tel. 419/368-3580) 
Rich Foote, 763 CR 30A, R. 6, Ashland, 

44805 (Tel. 419/368-8442) 



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IILLERSBURG (Charles G. Thornton) 

Grace Brethren Church (44) 

Meeting in a church about 4 miles east on 
S.R. 39 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 
202, 44654) (Tel. 216/674-1228) 

Mrs. Dorothy Peppier, 9301 CR 292 
(Tel. 216/674-0290) 



ORRVILLE (Keith Merriman) 

Orrville Grace Brethren Church (222) 
2200 Paradise Rd., 44667 

(Tel. 216/683-3526) 
Mrs. Kathy Sowards, 5634 N. Crown Hill 

Rd. (Tel. 216/684-2163) 



PATASKALA (Stephen Miller) 

Grace Brethren Church of Licking 

County (103) 
3517 Headley's Mill Rd., 43062 

(Tel. 614/927-6543) 
Peggy Giffm, 309 Poplar St. 

(Tel. 614/927^318) 



RITTMAN (Bud Olszewski) 
Grace Brethren Church (209) 
44 S. First St., 44270 

(Tel. 216/925-3626) 
Joan Anderson, 153 Douglas Dr. 

(Tel. 216/927-2496) 

SINKING SPRING 

Grace Brethren Church (27) 

Box 55, 45172 (One block west from State 

Rt. 41 and Rte. 124) 

(Tel. 513/588^675) 
Nina Couser, Sinking Spring 

STERLING (Robert Moeller) 
Grace Brethren Church (56) 
14960 Seville Rd., 44276 

(Tel. 216/769-3078) 
Laura Young, 9116 Geyer Chapel Rd., 

Creston, 44217 



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Maumee Valley Grace Brethren Church (61) 
8715 Garden Rd., Maumee, 43537 

(Tel. 419/867-9339) 
Sherrill Chalfant, 410 Chesterfield Ln. 

(Tel. 419/893-3187) 

TOLEDO (W. Ray Miller) 

Toledo Grace Brethren Church (12) 
3002 Dorr St., 43615 

(Tel. 419/536-3284) 
Betty J. Miller, 4860 Catalina Dr., 43615 

(Tel. 419/537-0175) 

TOLEDO (John Fahrbach) 

Trinity Grace Brethren Church 

4035 Williston Rd., Northwood, 43619 

(Tel. 419/698-2201) 
Michele Mariano (Tel. 419/697-0759) 

TROTWOOD (Charles E. Lawson) 
Grace Brethren Church (119) 
12 Strader Dr., 45426 (across from 

Trotwood-Madison High School) 

(Tel. 513/854-2521) 
Mrs. Ruth Garber, 1590 Raymond Dr., Tipp 

City, 45371 (Tel. 513/667-1975) 

TROY (Roy Glass III) 

Grace Brethren Church (52) 
527 N. Market St., 45373 

(Tel. 513/335-1852) 
Kathy Booker, 990 Lee Ave. 

(Tel. 513/339-3263) 



UNION (Stephen Peters) 

Community Grace Brethren Church (404) 
7260 S. State Rt. 48, 45322 

(Tel. 513/698^048) 
Richeline Prim, 950 S. Johnson Rd., Ludlow 

Falls, 45339 

(Tel. 513/676-8733) 



VANDALIA (Everett Caes, Interim) 
Vandalia Grace Brethren Church (57) 
810 Larry Ave., 45377 

(Tel. 513/898-8222) 
Roger Crist, 219 Dellsing Dr. 

(Tel. 513/890-1496) 



WEST ALEXANDRIA (Percy Miller) 
Grace Brethren Community Church (42) 
3110 U.S. 35E (All mail to pastor: 213 

Marilee Dr., New Lebanon, OH 45345) 

(Tel. 513/687-2987) 
Mrs. Sandra Swafford, 5793 Halderman Rd. 

(Tel. 513/839-5291) 



WILLOUGHBY (Joe Cosentino) 

Lake County Grace Brethren Church (10) 
P.O. Box 148, 44094 
(Tel. 216/975-9844) 



WOOSTER (Robert D. Fetterhoff) 
Grace Brethren Church (787) 
1912 Burbank Rd., 44691 

(Tel. 216/264-9459) 
Mrs. Glenn Moore, church address 

(Tel. 216/345-7470) 



OREGON 



ALBANY (Delane Miller) 
Grace Brethren Church (25) 
801 S.E. Ermine, 97321 

(Tel. 503/926-1836) 
JoAnn Aldrich, 464 SE 30th Ave. 

(Tel. 503/926-6690) 

BEAVERTON (A. Duane Jones) 
Grace Brethren Church (70) 
980 N.W. 180th St., 97006 (corner of 180t 

and Walker Rd.) 

(Tel. 503/645-7471) 
Barbara Gilgan, 450 N.E. Edison, Hillsbor 

97123 (Tel. 503/640-4187) 



TROUTDALE (Jim Holder) 
Grace Brethren Church (30) 
27938 S.E. Stark St. 97060 

(Tel. 503/666-6146) 
Mrs. Linda Graham, 4340 24th Ave. 

Gresham, 97080 

(Tel. 503/663-0736) 



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ALEPPO (David Lund) 

Aleppo Brethren Church (53) 
P.O. Box 66, 15310 

(Tel. 412/685-5190) or 412/685-5360) 
Bonnie Riffle, R. 1, New Freeport, 15352 P 1 

(Tel. 412/685-5249) 



ALTOONA 

First Grace Brethren Church (88) 
2934 Maple Ave., 16601 

(Tel. 814/942-7642) 
Joanne Beach (Asst. Secy.), 309 E. Bell 

Ave., 16602 (Tel. 814/942-9584) 



ALTOONA (Timothy Waggoner) 
Grace Brethren Church (100) 
Broadway and 15th Ave. (Juniata), 16601 

(Tel. 814/942-8861) 
Mrs. Ruth Swartz, 204 25th Ave. 

(Tel. 814/943^»606) 

ARMAGH (Norris B. Mason) 

Valley Grace Brethren Church (94) 
Junction of Routes 56 and 22 (Mailing 

address: Box 178, 15920) 

(Tel. 814/446-6685) 
Sherry Fritz, R. 1, Box 85, Homer City, 

15748 (Tel. 814/446-6680) 



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AVIS (James Snavely) 

Tiadaghton Valley Grace Brethren Church 

(89) 
P.O. Box 299, 17721 

(Tel. 717/753-3275) 
Mrs. Kathie Mitchell, P.O. Box 345, 

(Tel. 717/753-3239) 

I BETHLEHEM (Larry Humberd) 

Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren Church (75) 
580 Bridle Path Rd., 18017 

(Tel. 215/868-0004) 
Mrs. Joan Ross, 630 N. Sherman St., 

Allentown, 18013 



BLAIN (Dennis Huratiak) 

Sherman's Valley Grace Brethren Church 

(26) 
South Main St., (Mailing address: P.O. Box 

147, 17006) 

(Tel. 717/536-3676) 
Tammy Sue Strube, 18 Pine Tree Ln., 

Shermansdale, 17090 

(Tel. 717/582-7031) 



30SWELL (Mike Lookenott) 

Laurel Mtn. Grace Brethren Church (52) 
R. 2, Box 121-A, 15531 (One mile north of 

Jennerstown on Rt. 985) 

(Tel. 814/629-5545) 
Dale Moon, R. 1 (Tel. 814/629-7268) 

HAMBERSBURG (David Manges) 
j Grace Brethren Church (64) 
315 S. Edwards Ave., 17201 

(Tel. 717/264-3767) 
Mrs. Barbara Poe, church address 



ONEMAUGH (Thomas E. Goosens) 
Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church (54) 
Corner of Second and Oak Sts. (All mail to 

115 Oak St., 15909) 

(Parsonage Tel. 814/539-5333) 
Mrs. William Gillespie, 278 Ross Ln. 

15909-1989 (Tel. 814/322^558) 

ILLSBURG (Warren E. Tamkin) 
Hope Grace Brethren Church (108) 
P.O. Box 275, 17019 (One mile east on Old 

York Rd.) (Tel. 717/432-5332) 
Michael Doutrich, P.O. Box 82, 315 Main 

St., Wellsville, 17365 

UNCANSVILLE (John E. Gregory) 
Leamersville Grace Brethren Church 

(152) 
14 Donnertown Ln., 16635 (Four miles 

south of Duncansville on old U.S. Rt 

220) (Tel. 814/695-3739) 
Mrs. Kathie Smith, R. 1, Box 336, East 

Freedom, 16637 

(Tel. 814/695-5966) 

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ELIZABETHTOWN (Daniel Eshleman) 
Grace Brethren Church (228) 
305 Anchor Rd., 17022 

(Tel. 717/367-1281) 
Mrs. Carol Barger, 440 Hillside Ave. 

(Tel. 717/367-3755) 

EPHRATA (Mark E. Saunders and Robert 
D. Kem) 

Ephrata Area Grace Brethren Church (130) 
62 Hahnstown Rd. (All mail to: P.O. Box 

144, 17522-0144) 
(Tel. 717/738-1109) 
Mrs. Glenn Burkholder, R. 2, Box 729 
(Tel. 717/859-2240) 

EVERETT (Timothy Boal) 

Community Grace Brethren Church (132) 
P.O. Box 63, Everett, 15537 

(Tel. 814/652-5405) 
Jeff Troutman, R. 3, Box 476 

EVERETT (John Townsend) 

Everett Grace Brethren Church (129) 
14 W. Main, 15537 

(Tel. 814/652-2811) 
Charlie Wright, 121 Locust Dr., 

(Tel. 814/652-2840) 

GREENCASTLE (Alan Clingan) 

Conococheague Grace Brethren (12) 
Meeting at the Old Train Station, Baltimore 

and Jefferson Sts., (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 604, 17225) 

(Tel. 717/597-1035) 

HARRISBURG (Carroll Bingaman) 

Melrose Gardens Grace Brethren Church 

(116) 
2205 Swatara St., 17104 

(Tel. 717/238-1186) 
Shirley Winter, 998 Pieffers Ln., 17109 

(Tel. 717/564-6536) 

HATBORO (Gary Gnagey) 

Suburban Grace Brethren Church (63) 
749 W. County Line Rd. 19040 

(Tel. 215/675-5818) 
Wm. Robertson (Tel. 215/672-1166) 

HOLLIDAYSBURG (Larry Sowers) 

Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church (115) 
R. 1, Box 555, 16648 (Four miles south of 

Hollidaysburg. off Rt. 36 at Brooks Mill) 

(Tel. 814/695^240) 
Mrs. Paul Magill, R. 1, Box 533 

(Tel. 814/695-2191) 

HOPEWELL (Melvin Van Orman) 

Grace Brethren Church of Hopewell (61) 
Rt. 26 (two miles south of Hopewell) 

(Mailing address: 350 Route 36 South, 

Duncansville, 16635) 

(Tel. 814/695-3855) 
Mrs. Dolores Van Orman, 350 Route 36 

South, Duncansville, 16635 






JENNERS (Max DeArmey) 

Jenners Grace Brethren Church (100) 
15546 (Rt. 601 south of Rt. 30) 

(Tel. 814/629-9105) 
Mrs. Delores Flanigan, Box 88 
(Tel. 814/629-9471) 

JOHNSTOWN (Craig Manges) 

Geistown Grace Brethren Church (115) 
730 Sunberry St., 15904 
(Tel. 814/266-9170) 
James Vogel, 203 Basin Dr., Wmdber, 
15963 (Tel. 814/467-9191) 

JOHNSTOWN (Alan Myers) 

Johnstown Grace Brethren Church (149) 
535 Napoleon St., 15901 

(Tel. 814/539-7815) 
Frances Gomulka, 1140 Ridge Ave., 15901 

(Tel. 814/536-2444) 

JOHNSTOWN (Stephen Blake) 

Pike Grace Brethren Church (262) 
R. 6, Box 185, 15909 (old Rt. 22 at 

Mundy's Corner) 

(Tel. 814/749-8721) 
Nancy Wozniak, R. 1, Box 233, Mineral 

Point, 15942 (Tel. 814/322-4983) 

JOHNSTOWN (H. Don Rough) 

Riverside Grace Brethren Church (235) 
R 4, Box 61A, 15905 

(Tel. 814/479-2525) 
Mrs. Linda Gallus, R. 3, Box 222, Fair St., 
15904 (Tel. 814/266-6761) 

JOHNSTOWN (Ron Carnevali) 

Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church (206) 
R 8 Box 121, 15909 (on Rt. 271, 2 miles 

south of Rt. 22 and Mundy's Corner) 

(Tel. 814/322-4376) 
Opal Stouffer, 202 Ash St., Parkhill, 15945 

(Tel. 814/539-3281) 

KITTANNING (Richard H. Cornwell) 

Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning 

(256) 
215 Arthur St., 16201 

(Tel. 412/543-4019) 
Sharon Hooks, R. 5, 424-A 

(Tel. 412/543^030) 

KITTANNING (Robert L. Burns) 

North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church (128) 
R. 4, Box 39, 16201 

(Tel. 412/763-7871) 
Cindy Burns, R. 4 
(Tel. 412/545-2702) 

LANCASTER 

Grace Brethren Church of Greater 

Lancaster (104) 
911 Rohrerstown Rd., 17601 

(Tel. 717/397-9991) 
Mrs. Ruth Ebersole, 617 Janet Ave. 

(Tel. 717/397-6400) 



LANCASTER (John F. Smith) 

Southern Lancaster Grace Brethren Church 

(149) 
300 Willow Valley Square, 17602 

(Tel. 717/464-2782) 
Nancy Nelson, 729 Sherry Ln., 17601 

(Tel. 717/392-7595) 

LISTIE (Ronzil Jarvis) 

Listie Grace Brethren Church (115) 
P.O. Box 111, 15549 (3 miles north of 

Somerset on Rt. 281, 1 mile east off Rt. 

281) (Tel. 814/443-2365) 
Mrs. Sallie Graham, R. 1, Friedens, 15541 

LITITZ (Jerry R. Young) 

Grace Brethren Church of Lititz (553) 
501 W. Lincoln Ave., 17543 

(Tel. 717/626-2155) 
Joan Dombach, 230 Reifsnyder Rd. 

(Tel. 717/626-6537) 

MANHEIM (Rick Clark) 

Manheim Grace Brethren Church (92) 
333 E. High St., 17545 
(Tel. 717/665-2334) 
Cynthia Clark, 548 Rife Run Rd. 
(Tel. 717/664-2986) 



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MARTINSBURG (James Laird) 

Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church (423) 
Mulberry and State Sts., 16662 

(Tel. 814/793-2513) 
Mrs. Gail Bridenbaugh, R. 1, Box 718, 
(Tel. 814/793-3911) 

MEYERSDALE (Larry K. Gegner) 

Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church (266) 
112 Beachley St., 15552 (on U.S. 219) 

(Tel. 814/634-5980) 
Mrs. Joanne Berkley, 240 High St. 

(Tel. 814/634-5083) 



MEYERSDALE (Albert Valentine) 

Summit Mills Grace Brethren Church (112 j. 
RR 1 15552 (West of Meyersdale, 3 



miles) (Tel 
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MILROY (Doug Sabin) 

Milroy Grace Brethren Church (80) 
Taylor Dr., Taylor Park, Reedsville, 

(Mailing address: 99 Taylor Dr., 

Reedsville, 17084) 

(Tel. 717/667-6031) 
Mrs. Vivian Hosterman, 136 Center St., 

17603 (Tel. 717/667-2652) 

MONTGOMERYVILLE (David AUem) 
New Life Community Grace Brethren 

Church ' 

c/o 409 E. Broad St., Souderton, PA 18 » 

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MURRYSVILLE (Stephan Edmonds) 
Grace Brethren Church (12) 
Meeting at 1010 Corporate Dr., Export, 

(Mailing address: Murry Corporate 

Park-Suite E, 1010 Corporate Dr. 

Export, 15632 

(Tel. 412/733-5133) 
Lee Knavel, 6 Timber Trail, Greensburg 

15601 (Tel. 412/836-0986) 

MYERSTOWN (Luke E. Kauffman) 

Myerstown Grace Brethren Church (1,057) 
• 430 E. Lincoln Ave., (Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 409, 17067) 
(Tel. 717/866-5704, Fax 717/866-5707) 
Sherrie Stohler, 18 S. Fairlane Ave. 
(Tel. 717/866-4010) 

IEW HOLLAND (Roy Roberts) 
Grace Brethren Church (213) 
|' 415 S. Kinzer Ave., 17557 

(Tel. 717/354-9229) 
. Mrs. Dotty Smith, 225 W. Spruce St. 
(Tel. 717/354-8205) 

' ALMYRA (Gerald Allebach) 
i Grace Brethren Church (65) 

799 Airport Rd., 17078 

(Tel. 717/838-5447) 
Mrs. Margaret Allebach, R. 3, Box 370 

(Tel. 717/838-3899) 

HILADELPHIA (Michael Brubaker) 
First Grace Brethren Church (136) 
648 Knorr St. (at Oxford Ave.), 1911M706 

(Tel. 215/745-2799) 
Mrs. April Johnson, 1059 Tyson Ave 

(Tel. 215/742-9076) 

1ILADELPHIA (Steve Makofka) 
Liberty Grace Brethren (15) 
2314 E. York St., 19125 

(Tel. 215/426-2242) 
Debbie Orr, 1928 E. York St. 

(Tel. 215/425-9274) 

MLADELPHIA 
Third Brethren Church (39) 
Ella and Tioga Sts. (All mail to 204 E 

Tioga St. 19134) 

(Tel. 215/423-8047) 
Helen Bothwell, 617 W. Elkins Ave., 19120 

(Tel. 215/424-2215) 



'■■ WERSFORD (Kenn Cosgrove) 

Tri-County Grace Brethren Church (32) 
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 328, 
■' 19468-0328) (Tel. 215/326-5684) 
Monica Tyson, 1117 W. Bridge St., Spring 
City, 19475 (Tel. 215/948-8927) 

m > WERSET (Bob Parker) 

3race Brethren Church of Somerset 
PAIR. 3, Felgar Rd., 15501 
(Tel. 814/445-8645) 

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STATE COLLEGE (Larry Edwards) 

Happy Valley Community Grace Brethren 

Church (8) 
P.O. Box 498, 16804 

(Tel. 814/234-8631) 

STOYSTOWN (Larry R. Weigle) 
Reading Grace Brethren Church (50) 
R. 3, 15563 (Rt. 281, 9 miles north of 

Somerset) 

(Tel. 814/893-5422 - Pastor's Number) 
Mrs. Virginia Barron, R. 2 

TELFORD 

Penn Valley Grace Brethren Church (295) 
320 N. Third St., 18969 

(Tel. 215/723-5890) 
Christine Murphy, 254 Arbour Ct., North 

Wales, 19454 (Tel. 215/361-2718) 

TREMONT (Michael Wallace) 

Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church (86) 
17 Birch St., 17981 
(Tel. 717/695-2136) 

UNIONTOWN (True L. Hunt) 
Grace Brethren Church (195) 
Grace Ln., 15401 (off Derrick Ave.) 

(Tel. 412/437-3401) 
Mrs. Gilbert Ferree, 713 Morgantown Rd 

(Tel. 412/437-6121) 

WASHINGTON (Richard H. Battis, Sr.) 
Grace Brethren Church (91) 
4 Waynesburg Rd., 15301 

(Tel. 412/225-8203) 
Mrs. Sue Miles (Tel. 412/222-8474) 

WAYNESBORO (Roger K. Myers) 
Grace Brethren Church (208) 
250 Philadelphia Ave., 17268 (4th St. and 

Philadelphia Ave.) 

(Tel. 717/762-5826) 
Mrs. Joyce Fitz, 16 S. Grant 

(Tel. 717/762-6907) 

WRIGHTSVILLE (Leslie D. Nutter) 

Susquehanna Grace Brethren Church (94) 
R. 2, Box 99, 17368 
(Tel. 717/252-1233) 

YORK (Daniel White) 

Grace Brethren Church (118) 
661 N. Newberry St., 17404 

(Tel. 717/843-7284) 
Jacquelyn Aby, 1005 N. George St. 

(Tel. 717/854^005) 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

AIKEN (Steve W. Taylor) 

Grace Brethren Church (199) 
142 Talatha Church Rd., 29803 

(Tel. 803/649-3967) 
Ann Faugl, 1928 Huntsman Dr. 

(Tel. 803/642-9881) 



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ANDERSON (Donald J. Soule) 
Grace Brethren Church (54) 
1603 Whitehall Rd., 29625 

(Anderson 178, exit off 1-85) 

(Tel. 803/224-7330) 
Mrs. Don Soule, Rt. 11, Box 274 

(Tel. 803/225-6844) 

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JOHNSON CITY 

Grace Brethren Church (24) 
803 Sunset Dr., 37604 
(Tel. 615/282-5513) 

TELFORD (Mike Wingfield) 
Grace Brethren Church (137) 
3337 Highway 11-E, 37690 (6 miles west of 

Jonesborough) 

(Tel. 615/257-2880) 
Mrs Evelyn Henry, R. 6, Jonesborough, 

37659 (Tel. 615/753-3855) 



TEXAS 



FORT WORTH (Lyle Sweeney) 
Grace Fellowship Church 
Meeting at 1244 Karla Dr., Hurst (Mailing 
address: 1209 Princess Ln., Hurst, 
76053) (Tel. 817/282-6593) 

LONGVIEW (John W. Mayes) 
Grace Brethren Church (73) 
800 Doyle St., 75601 

(Tel 903/753^912 or 903/753-8133) 
Joyce Roden, 135 Lincoln Way, 75603 

(Tel. 903/643-3759) 

McALLEN (Robert Soto) 

McAllen Grace Brethren Church (10) 
4206 N. 23rd St., 78504 

(Tel. 512/686-5757) 
Mrs. Bernice Intermill (acting secy.), R.l, 

Box 51, Lot 925, Alamo, 78516 

(Tel. 512/783-7016) 



VERMONT 

IRASBURG (Scott M. Libby) 
Grace Brethren Church (49) 
Rt. 14, S. of Coventry near Jet. R. 5 and 

(Mailing address: P.O. Box 41, 

Coventry, 05825 

(Tel. 802/754-2363) 
Monica Libby, church address 

ISLAND POND (Robert Kulp) 
Grace Brethren Church (67) 
Rt 105 (west of town) (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 432, 05846) 

(Tel. 802/723-6143) 
Claude Marcoux (Tel. 802/723-5942) 



ALEXANDRIA 

(Note: See listing Temple Hills, MD) 

BOONES MILL (Ralph Miller) 
Grace Brethren Church (32) 
State Rte. 739 (Mailing address: 5353 

Starkey Rd. SW, Roanoke, 24014) 

(Tel. 703/774-9293) 
Mrs. Vivian Young (Tel. 703/334-5679) 

BUENA VISTA (Paul Fink) 
First Brethren Church (315) 
100 E. 29th St., 24416 
(Tel. 703/261-6425) 

COVINGTON (Dan Gillette) 
Grace Brethren Church (110) 
2507 S. Carpenter Dr., 24426 

(Tel. 703/962-9541) 
Gary Malcom, 214 E. Trout St. 
(Tel. 703/962^360) 

FORT VALLEY (Hugo Ronk) 
Trinity Brethren Church (15) 
Mrs. Ruth Corman, 112 North River Dr., 
Woodstock, 22664 
(Tel. 703/459-5115) 

LYNCHBURG (Bradley Kelley) 
Grace Brethren Church (15) 
Meeting at 100 Timberoak Ct., B-l 
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 1 1272, 
24506) (Tel. 804/528-3944) 
Dorene Rohrer, 101 Sailview Dr., Forest, 
24551 (Tel. 804/525-5458) 

RADFORD (Lester W. Kennedy) 

Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church (83) 
R. 4, Box 275, 24141 

(Tel. 703/639-1245) 
Arleta Boyd, 30 Brandon Rd. 

(Tel. 703/639-0975) 



RICHMOND (David Kowalke) 

Fellowship Grace Brethren Church (25) 
P O. Box 29753, 23242-0753 
(Tel. 804/360-1433) 



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RICHMOND (Wayne L. Hannah) 
Grace Brethren Church (131) 
Robious and Cranbeck Rds., 23235 
14 (Tel. 804/272-9000) 

Robert Bryant, 2920 Bosham Ln. , 
Midlothian, 23113 



RINER (Carl D. Ratcliffe) 

Riner Grace Brethren Church (71) 

5780 Riner Rd. (Mailing address: P.O. | 

87, 24149) 
(Tel. 703/382-7571) 
Linda Snavely, 3794 Five Points Rd 
(Tel. 703/382-8394) 

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ROANOKE (Fred Devan) 

Clearbrook Grace Brethren Church (111) 
5922 Brethren Rd. (4 miles south of Rt. 

419), 24014 (Tel. 703/774-1265) 
Mrs. Ginny Meacham, 6454 Crowell Gap 

Rd. (Tel. 703/909-3516) 

ROANOKE (G. Douglas Witt) 

Garden City Grace Brethren Church (88) 
3504 Bandy Rd., 24014 

(Tel. 703/427-0103) 
Paula Adams, 2346 Denniston Ave. , 

Apt. 163, 24015 (Tel. 703/342-7538) 



i 10ANOKE (Nathan Leigh) 

Ghent Grace Brethren Church (181) 

1511 Maiden Ln., S.W., 24015 (Wasena 

Ave. and Maiden Ln., S.W.) 

(Tel. 703/345-2788) 

! Mrs. Sharon Walker, 812 Peck St NW 

24017 (Tel. 703/986-0736) 

OANOKE (Don Eshelman) 
] Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church 

(191) 
| 5512 Hollins Rd. (Mailing address: P O 
Box 7649, 24019) 

(Tel. 703/362-0336) 
I Mrs Tanya Webster, 4714 Pennsylvania 
Ave., N.E. 

OANOKE (George Traub) 
Washington Heights Grace Brethren Church 

(95) 
3833 Michigan Ave., N.W., 24017 
(Tel. 703/366-7040) 
s|| Jackie Pace, 2919 Neil Dr., N W 24019 
(Tel. 703/562-0115) 

U.EM (Ralph Morgan) 
Wildwood Grace Brethren Church (79) 
. 2222 Wildwood Rd., 24153 (Take exit 40 
off 1-81, turn left at stop sign) 
(Tel. 703/387-3723) 
Mrs. Loretta Kennedy, 1734 Pexton Ave 
(Tel. 703/986-0110) 

- IOUTVILLE (Charles L. Young) 
Grace Bible Brethren Church (31) 
1744 Stoney Battery Rd. (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 367, 24175) 
Mrs. Betty Dobbins, R. 4, Box 467 

(Tel. 703/992-3780) 

\IGINIA BEACH (Michael Johnson) 
Grace Chapel (89) 
1725 Salem Rd., 23456 
I (Tel. 804/471-5148) 
Shirley Johnson, 3569 Marvell Rd., 23462 
(Tel. 804/463-1005) 

WJCHESTER (Kim G. Robertson) 

Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church (141) 
: *• 4, Box 501-T (V4 mile west of Ward's 
Plaza on Cedar Creek Grade), 22601 
(Tel. 703/667-9399) 
t£ )on i Gregory, R. 1, Box 157-A, Clearbrook 
22624 (Tel. 703/667-5035) 

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WINCHESTER (Richard Bell) 
Grace Brethren Church (167) 
645 BerryvUle Ave., 22601 

(Tel. 703/662-6360) 
Nancy Bell, 1425 Williams Dr. 
(Tel. 703/662-6189) 



WASHINGTON 

GOLDENOALE (Gregory M. Howell) 
Community Grace Brethren Church (34) 
1180 S. Roosevelt St., 98620 

(Tel. 509/773-3388) 
Mrs. Miriam Short, 2769 Hwy 142 

(Tel. 509/773^146) 

GRANDVIEW (Dwight Cover) 
Grace Brethren Church (132) 
1111 W. Third St., 98930 

(Tel. 509/882-3439) 
Rita Harper, 303 Avenue "D" 

(Tel. 509/882-1479) 

HARRAH (Charles H. Winter) 

Harrah Grace Brethren Church (52) 

3701 N. Harrah Rd. (Mailing address: P O 

Box 69, 98933) 

(Tel. 509/848-2609) 
Mrs. Carol Johnson, 9290 Branch Rd 

(Tel. 509/848-2661) 



KENT (Jack Rants) 

Grace Brethren Church of Kent (171) 
11135 S.E. 232nd, 98031 

(Tel. 206/854-4248) 
Larraine Nystrand, 23224 100th, S E 
(Tel. 206/852-7475) 

MABTON 

Grace Brethren Church (66) 

Fifth and B. Sts. (Mailing address: Box 

216, 98935) 

(Tel. 509/894-4477) 
Mrs. Dianne Artz, P.O. Box 365 

(Tel. 509/894^»266) 

MAPLE VALLEY (Bob Gentzel) 

Grace Bible Fellowship Grace Brethren 

Church (18) 
Meeting at the Lake Wilderness Elem. Sch 

24216 Witte Rd. S.E. (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 916, 98038) 

(Tel. 206/432-1818) 
Judy Miller, 25505 217th Ave S E 

(Tel. 206/432-3677) 

PROSSER (Charlie Mitchell) 

Community Grace Brethren Church (50) 
1032 Sheridan Ave., 99350 

(Tel. 509/786-1675) 
Mrs. Alta Ball, R. 2, Box 2283-B 

(Tel. 509/973-2781) 



SPOKANE (George Christie) .... 

Spokane Valley Grace Brethren Church (30) 
E 12407 16th Ave., 99216 

(Tel. 509/924-9575) 
Mary Roush, E. 2707 DeSmet, 99202 

(Tel. 509/534-7359) 

SUNNYSIDE (Ray Feather and Jack Peters, Jr.) 
Grace Brethren Church (205) 
Seventh and Franklin (Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 87, 98944) 

(Tel. 509/837-6096) 
Cindy Allen, 3671 Sheller Rd. 

(Tel. 509/837-6152) 

TOPPENISH (Greg Stamm) 
Grace Brethren Church (57) 
507 S. Juniper St., 98948 

(Tel. 509/865-4007) 
Sandy Peterson (Tel. 509/865-4483) 

YAKIMA (J. Paul Brook) 

Grace Brethren Church (44) 
904 S. 26th Ave., 98902 

(Tel. 509/453-3720) 
Mrs Earl Dekker, 3505 Emma Lane, 90803 

(Tel. 509/248-0558) 

WEST VIRGINIA _ 

CROSS LANES (E. "Zeke" Young) 

Cross Lanes Grace Brethren Church (20) 
5386 Big Tyler Rd. (Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 7571, 25356), meeting at the 
Tyler Mtn. V.F.D. Community Bldg. 
(Tel. 304/776-1355) 
Phillip Scott, 2 Graystone Est., Pinch, 25071 



GRAFTON (Joseph E. Nass) 

First Grace Brethren Church (109) 
45 W. Saint Charles St., 26354 

(Tel. 304/265-0043 or 265-0048) 
Bunnie Thorn, R. 1, Box 91, Lot 14 

(Tel. 301/265-2131) 

MARTINSBURG (Carl A. Baker) 

Rosemont Grace Brethren Church (148) 
117 S. Illinois Ave., 25401 

(Tel. 304/267-6330) 
Mrs. Mary Blair, 577 to Rock Cliff Dr. 

(Tel. 304/267-8062) 

PARKERSBURG (Richard Placeway) 
Grace Brethren Church (93) 
1610 Blizzard Dr., Rt. 14 S., 26101 

(Tel. 304/422-5390) 
Wayne Meadows, church address 



VIENNA I 

Community Grace Brethren Church (15) r 
(Mailing address: P.O. Box 5284, 26105 
Jennie Geibig, 25 Meadowcrest, Parkersbi > 
26101 
(Tel. 304/422-7687) 



WYOMING 



CHEYENNE 

First Brethren Church (12) 

Meeting in homes (10 a.m.) Information: II 

307/632-0613 (Mailing address: P.O.! 

Box 5838, 82003) 



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Directory of Grace Brethren Ministers 



List of ministers approved by District Conferences of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches giv.ng 
me. address, telephone number, and church membership. Men listed are ordained, unless an "L" follows 
me, indicating licensed. Name in parentheses following minister is wife's first name 
Mames marked with an asterisk (*) are names submitted by the National Fellowship of Grace Brethren 
misters, indicating membership. Membership requirements are contingent on payment of annual dues 
pie list is for information purposes only and does not constitute official status. Its accuracy is dependent 
hn information supplied to the Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 



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BSHIRE*, J. DONALD (Colleen) 
R. 1, Box 84, Boones Mill, VA 24065 

(Tel. 703/334-5798) 
Retired 

EBY*, JOHN M. (Joan) 
3404 Kennedy Ln., Lot No. 233, 

Waterloo, IA 50701 

(Tel. 319/296-3331) 
Denver, CO, church 

HERN*, JERRY (Dottie) 
1751 W. Citracado Pkwy. No. 235, 

Escondido, CA 92029 
Evangelism and Pulpit Supply 
Simi Valley church 

.LAN", DANIEL (Holly) 
206 Sharon Ave., Ashland, OH 44805 

(Tel. 419/289-8878) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



LEBACH*, GERALD (Margaret) 
R. 3, Box 370, Palmyra, PA 17078 

(Tel. 717/838-3899) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

TEM\ DAVID (L) 

409 E. Broad St., Souderton, PA 

18964-1215 
Pastor, New Life Community Grace Brethren 

Church, Montgomeryville 

'TIG*, J. KEITH, D. MIN. (Vivian) 
13755 E. Walnut, Whittier, CA 
90602 

(Tel. 213/693-8182) 
Retired Missionary, Brazil 
Pastor Emeritus, Grace Brethren Church of 
Whittier 

'IUNDSON*, LOUIS (Madeline) 
11535 Banff St., Eagle River, AK 99577 

(Tel. 907/696^t654) 
Assoc. Pastor, Greatland Grace Brethren 
Church, Anchorage 



ANDERSON*, R. DARRELL (L) (Irene) 
7901 Mabry Mill Ct., Worthington, OH 

43085 

(Tel. 614/846-9677) 
Columbus, Worthington church 

ANGLE*, ROY (L) 

100 Langley Rd., Olton, Solihull, B92 7HD 

England 

(Tel. (011-44) 21.708.1539) 
Missionary, England 
Waynesboro, PA. church 

ARENOBINE*, ROBERT D. (Joy) 

7619 Regina Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46815 

(Tel. 219/493-2841) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

ARGUETA*, RODRIGO (Julie) 

Adams 1721, Summit Hills, PR 00920 

(Tel. 809/792^466) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 
Membership: Iglesia de Los Hermanos 

Vivos en Cristo, Paramount, CA 

ARRINGTON*, A. HAROLD (Dorothy) 
2615 Ellet Ave., Apt. 5, Akron, OH 

(Mailing address: 530 Stetler Ave., 

44312) 

(Tel. 216/794-2752) 
Pastor, Ellet Grace Brethren Church 

ASHMAN*, CHARLES H. (Frances) 

1531 S. Cherry Creek Ln., Warsaw, IN 
46580 

(Tel. 219/267-5566) 
Fellowship Coordinator - FGBC 

(Tel. 219/269-1269) 
Winona Lake church 



ASHMAN*, ROBERT A. (Bernice) 
602 Chestnut, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-7588) 
Pastor, Columbia City, IN, Grace Brethren 

Church 



ATKINS*, DAVID (L) (Joyce) 

1909 Sandy Ct., Mansfield, OH 44904 

(Tel. 419/756-2993) 
Pastor, Lexington Grace Brethren Church 



AUSTIN*, GARY (Jean) 

9390 W. Thompson Rd., Lake Odessa, Ml 
48849 

(Tel. 616/693-3002) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

AUSTIN*, GORDON L. (Charlotte) 
200 Sixth St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-2507; 

office, 219/267-5161) 
Technical Coordinator, Grace Brethren 

Foreign Missions 
Winona Lake church 

AVEY*. TOM (Sandra) 

1419 Jerry Ln., Manheim, PA 17545-9351 

(Tel. 717/664-2218) 
Church Administrator, Grace Brethren 
Church, Lititz 



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BAER*, SAMUEL L. (Betty Ann) 

H C 62, Box 640, Dryhill, KY 41749 

(Tel. 606/672-2520) 
Pastor, Victory Mountain Grace 
Brethren Chapel 

BAILEY*, STEVE (L) (Wilma) 

Guamini 6498, 1875 Wilde, Buenos Aires, 

Argentina, S.A. 

(Tel. (011-54) 1.254.1438) 
Missionary, Argentina 
Warsaw, IN, church 

BAKER*, CARL A. (Donna) 

836 New York Ave., Martinsburg, WV 
25401 (Tel. 304/263-2272) 

Pastor, Rosemont Grace Brethren 
Church 

BARLOW, BRUCE (L) (Christi) 

104 5th St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-7286) 
Assoc. Pastor, Winona Lake Grace Brethren 

Church 

BARLOW, ROB (L) 

2407 W. 7th St., Waterloo, IA 50702 
Waterloo church 

BARNHILL*, CHARLES W. (Lauretta) 

63 Wallace Dr., Box 374, Lucas, OH 44843 

(Tel. 419/892-3978) 
Bradenton, FL, church 

BARTLETT*, ROGER F. 

825 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, OH 45365 

(Tel. 513/498-7572) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

BATTIS*, RICHARD H., Sr. (Carolyn) 

10 Waynesburg Rd., Washington, PA 15301 

(Tel. 412/228-7412) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



BAUM*, F. ARCHER (Eileen) 

7105 Arillo St., San Diego, CA 92111 

(Tel. 619/277^992) 
Retired 
San Diego church 

BAUMAN*, PAUL R., D.D. (Aldine) 
809 Gordon St., Longview, TX 75603 

(Tel. 903/758-8875) 
Conference Speaker 
Longview church 

BEARINGER*, E. H. (L) (Elaine) 

1200 Aurora Blvd., No. 150-B, Bradenton, 
FL 34202 

(Tel. 813/747-2324) 
Pulpit Supply 
Bellflower, CA, church 

BEAVER*, S. WAYNE, D.D. (Dorothy) 
P O Box 1531, McCall, ID 83638, 

(Tel. 208/634-7403) 
Professor Emeritus, Grace Schools 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

BECKER*, CHRISTIAN J. (L) (Marion) 
p O Box 323, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269^457) 
Pastor, Paul's Chapel Church, Winamac 
Annual Fund Director, Grace Schools 
Warsaw church 



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BEESON*, JOSEPH (L) (Becky) 

1 109 S. Main St., West Milton, OH 4538 
Union church 



BELCHER, DAVID (Denise) 
23831 Via de Gema Linda, 

92562 

(Tel. 714/677-2656) 
La Verne church 



Murrieta, CA 



BELL*, JAY (Jan) 

c/o P O. Box 588, Winona Lake, IN 465 

(Tel. 219/269-4657) 
Church Relations Coordinator 
Grace Brethren Foreign Missions 
Winona Lake church 

BELL*, RICHARD E. (Nancy) 

1425 Williams Dr., Winchester, VA 22t 

(Tel. 703/662-6189) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



BELOHLAVEK*, ROBERT (Lois) 

239 Rosslyn Ave., Columbus, OH 4321"! 

(Tel. 614/848-8456) 
Columbus, Grace church 



BELTON*, JAMES O. Jr. (Sibylle) 
Am Herrengarten 12, 
7712 Blumberg, Germany 

(Tel. (011-49) 7702-3562) 
Missionary to Germany 
Winona Lake, IN, church 



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BENZIE*, MARK J. (L) (Trudy) 

P.O. Box 873, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 

(Tel. 218/326-4070) 
Woodville, OH, church 



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ERKEMER*, CHARLES F. (L) (Margaret) 
10331 Woodstead Ave., Whittier, CA 

90603 

(Tel. 213/947-1479) 
Retired 
La Mirada church 



I3ETZ*, RUSSELL W. (Kay) 

604 N. Main St., Leon, IA 50144 

(Tel. 515/446-7397) 
Pastor, Leon Brethren Church 

|llCKEL*, KENNETH (Doris) 

312 6th St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-7253) 
Asst. Prof, of Pastoral Ministries, Grace 

Theological Seminary 
Leesburg church 

INGAMAN*, CARROLL J. (Betty) 
2231 Swatara St., Harrisburg, PA 17104 

(Tel. 717/236^909) 
Pastor, Melrose Gardens Grace Brethren 

Church 



ITNER*, ROBERT O. (L) (Nona) 
752 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 

21740 

(Tel. 301/733-5084) 
Hagerstown, Calvary church 

-AKE*, STEPHEN (Ruth) 
R. 6, Box 185, Johnstown, PA 15909 

(Tel. 814/749-8620) 
Pastor, Pike Grace Brethren Church 

>AL*, TIMOTHY (Tammy) 

R. 3, Box 116, Everett, PA 15537 

(Tel. 814/652-6228) 
Pastor, Community Grace Brethren Church 

EEHM*, RONALD E. (Chery) 
1410 Meadowlawn Dr., Macedonia OH 
44056 
- • (Tel. 216/467-6123) 
Pastor, Western Reserve Grace Brethren 
Church, Macedonia 

9 3KER*, TED 

iuburban Tr. Town, Lynchburg, VA 24501 

(Tel. 804/821-7825) 
<lissionary Appointee, Philippines 
.ynchburg church 



BOWLIN*. DONALD (Glenna) 

9712 Golf Course Rd. N.W., Albuquerque 
NM 87114 
(Tel. 505/897-7443) 
Pastor, La Mesa Grace Brethren Church 

BOWMAN*, EDWARD D. 

Grace Village, P.O. Box 337, Winona 

Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/372-6237) 
Retired 
Warsaw church 

BOYER*. JAMES L. Th.D. (Velma) 

308 Sunset Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-6769) 
(Winter address: 800 E. 6th St., Enelewood 

FL 34223) 

(Tel. 813/474-3303) 
Professor Emeritus, Grace Schools 
North Port, FL, church 

BRICKEL*, CLAIR E. (Martha) 

14319 Brookville-Pyrmont Rd., Brookville 

OH 45309 

(Tel. 513/833-3630) 
Pulpit Supply 
Brookville church 

BROOK*, JOHN PAUL (L) (Sue) 

910 S. 27th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902 

(Tel. 509/453-6695) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

BROWN*, DENNIS R. (L) (Chris) 

19013 Jeffrey Ave., Cerritos, CA 90701 

(Tel. 213/402-6528) 
Cypress, New Life Church 

BROWN*, JEFFREY H. (L) (Joyce) 
1 19 Longford Ave., Elyria, OH 44035 
Pastor, Spring Valley Grace Brethren Church 

BROWN*, KENNETH J. (Margie) 

1415 Crest St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 

(Tel. 614/860-9183) 
Pastor, East Side Grace Brethren Church 

BROWN*, RICHARD (Joan) 

8222 Somerdale Ln., La Palma, CA 90623 

(Tel. 714/828-7726) 
Principal, Brethren Elementary School 
Long Beach, Grace church 



BRUBAKER*, CLAIR D. (Ruth) 
201 Killian Rd., Akron, OH 44319 

(Tel. 216/644-6137) 
Norton church 



HVLAND*, RON (Ruth) 
- 2, Peru, IN 46970 

(Tel. 317/472-2368) 
astor, Peru Brethren Church 



BRUBAKER*, MICHAEL P. (Margery) 

822 Knorr St., Philadelphia, PA 1911M826 

(Tel. 215/745-6021) 
Pastor, First Grace Brethren Church 



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BRYANT*, JOHN E. (Janie) 

5 Northgate Dr., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 

(Tel. 614/393-3537) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 
Mt. Vernon 

BUCKINGHAM*, DON (L) (Gay) 
5699 Saucony, Hilliard, OH 43026 

(Tel. 614/771-6138) 
Assoc. Pastor, Northwest Chapel Grace 
Brethren Church 

BURK*, BILL A. (Imogene) 

Cx 101, 68.447 Vila dos Cabanos, PA 

Brazil, S.A. 

(Tel He can be reached by calling 

(011-55)91-754-1636) 
Missionary to Brazil 
Los Angeles, CA, church 

BURK*, Kenneth (L) (Kim) 
c/o Bellflower Brethren Church 
9405 E. Flower St., Bellflower, CA 90706 

(Tel. 213/925-6561) 
Bellflower church 

BURKE*, JOHN P. (Shirley) 
1434 Lyon, Waterloo, IA 50702 

(Tel. 319/233-9056) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



BURNS*, JOHN J. (Inez) 
Grace Village, Box 337, 
46590 

(Tel. 219/372-6287) 
Winona Lake church 



Winona Lake, IN 



BUTTON*, BRUCE L. (Leonore) 

3333 N. Flowing Wells Rd., No. 121 

Tucson, AZ 85705 

(Tel. 602/293-6744) 
Representative, International Ministries to 

Israel 
New Albany, IN, church 

BYERS*, GLENN C. (Dolores) 

2691 E Robby Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-1255) 
Sidney church 

BYERS J. DONALD, D. Mln. (Cynthia) 
207 Sandpoint Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-5078) 
Director of Constituent Relations, Grace 
Schools, Winona Lake church 



BYERS*, WILLIAM A. (Betty) 
3039 Hidden Forest Ct., Marietta, 

30066 

(Tel. 404/422-6087) 
Atlanta church 



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BURNS*, RALPH S. (Ruth) 

P O Box 284, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-3223) 
Pulpit Supply 
Herald Bookstore 
Winona Lake church 

BURNS*, ROBERT L. (Evelyn) 

R 4 Box 39, Kittanning, PA 16201 

(Tel. 412/763-7871) 
Pastor, North Buffalo Brethren Church 

BURNS*, STEPHEN (Cathy) 

100 Rhinehart St., Dallas Center, IA 50063 

(Tel. 515/992-3798) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

BURRIS*, LEE 

Box 991, Cabazon, CA 92230 

(Tel. 714/849-2994) 
Pastor, Cabazon Cummunity church 
Chaplain, LTC, U.S. Army, Retired 
Los Angeles church 

BUTLER*, TULLY 

c/o Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries, 

Counselor, NM 87018 
Pastor, Cedar Hill Navajo Grace Brethren 

Church 



CAES*. EVERETT N. (Dorothy) 

414 Elm Grove Dr., Dayton, OH 4541. 
Interim Pastor, Vandalia Grace Brethr. 

Church 
Trotwood church 

CARD*, D.CHARLES 

P O Box 71246, Fort Bragg, NC 2831 
(Tel. Home: 919/864-5735 
Work: 919/432-7730) 

Chaplain, U.S. Army 

Waipio, HI, church 

CAREY", ARTHUR 

436 Poppy St., Long Beach, CA 9080. 
Long Beach (Grace) church 

CARIAGA*, MITCHELL D. (L) (Susan) . > 
7588 Sweetwater Ln., Highland, CA .m 

(Tel. 714/864-7178) 
Pastor, Orange Grove Community Chi », 

Redlands . 

CARNEVALI*, RONALD (L)(Georganr. 
R 8, Box 121, Johnstown, PA 15909 
(Tel. 814/322-1625) J 

Pastor, Singer Hill Grace Brethren Cix* 

CAROZZA*, KENNETH L. (L) (Gay) J 
58 Indian Hill Rd., Newington, CT 11 

(Tel. 203/667^326) 
Pastor, Colonial Chapel Grace Brethr 
Church 

CARROLL*, JEFFRY A. (L) (Pamela)! 
70 Ridge Side Dr., Powell, OH 430( 

(Tel. 614/841-9737) 1, 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Pc:ll 



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CARTER*, DONALD F. (Dorothy) 

2818 Yearling St., Lake wood, CA 90712 

(Tel. 213/531-9623) 
Retired Chaplain, U.S. Army 
Long Beach, Grace church 

CASHMAN*, EDWIN E. 

12346 Charlwood, Cerritos, CA 90701 

(Tel. 213/860^576) 
Pastor, Bellflower Brethren Church, 

Bellflower 

CHRISTIE*, GEORGE R. (Phyllis) 

E. 309 14th, Apt. 107-B, Spokane, WA 
99202 

(Tel. 509/838^337) 
Pastor, Spokane Valley Grace Brethren 
Church 

CHRONISTER*, BRIAN 

4805 Manytell, Anchorage, AK 99516 
Pastor, Grace Community Church 

JHURCHILL*, JACK B. (Rosa) 

2758 Caulfield Dr., San Diego, CA 92154 

(Tel. 619/423-7903) 
Missionary, Mexico 
Los Alamitos church 

4'LAPHAM*, MICHAEL C. (Elizabeth) 

10927 Bloomfield Ct., Loveland, OH 45140 

(Tel. 513/677-3664) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Cincinnati 



LARK*, RICK (Cynthia) 
548 Rife Run Rd., Manheim, PA 17545 

(Tel. 717/664-2986) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



LINGAN*, ALAN N. (Frances) 
179 E. Walter Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225 
(Tel. 717/597-1035) 
«| Pastor, Conococheague Grace Brethren 
Church 

.OUSE*. ROBERT G. (Bonnidell) 
^ 2122 S. 21st., Terre Haute, IN 47802 
(Tel. 812/235-5433) 
Pastor, First Brethren Church, Clay City 

>BURN*, FRANK J. (Marjorie) 
13025 Bluefield Ave., La Mirada, CA 90638 

(Tel. 310/943-0553) 
Pastor, Community Brethren Church, 

Los Angeles 

BURN*, RICHARD (Sheryl) 

,6052 Haviland Ave., Whittier, CA 90601 

(Tel. 301/696-6648) 
,Community Brethren Church, Los Angeles 



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CHRAN*. WILLIAM A. (Sharon) 
J ,1225 Timper Pt. N., Prescott, AZ 86303 
A (Tel. 602/776-1376) 

eteran's Affairs Chaplain 
Temple Hills, MD, church 



COFFMAN*, CLIFFORD (Letitia) 

91-779 Fort Weaver Rd., Ewa Beach, HI 

96706 

(Tel. 808/689-5035) 
Pastor, Rainbow Grace Brethren Church 

COHEN*, RONALD N. (L) (Bobbi) 

491 Fieldcrest Dr., Willow Street, PA 17584 

(Tel. 717/464-4817) 
Southern Lancaster Grace Brethren Church 

COHEN, STEVE (L) (Sheri) 

10300 E. Arrow Route, No. 1902, Rancho 

Cucamonga, CA 91730 
Pastor of Christian Education 
Bellflower church 

COLBURN*, RALPH J. (Julia) 

3490 La Jara St., Long Beach, CA 90805 

(Tel. 213/630-2122) 
Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care, Grace 

Church, Los Alamitos 

COLE*, NEIL (Dana) 

7408 Butterfield, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 

91730 

(Tel. 714/941-6998) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Alta Loma 

COLLINS*, BENJAMIN F. Ill (Philinda) 
27 Olongapo Ln., Eatontown, NJ 07724 

(Tel. 908/542^024) 
U.S. Army Chaplain 
Simi, CA, church 



COMBS', ROBERT P. (Julianne) 

647 Parkway Blvd., Norton, OH 44203 

(Tel. 216/825-8966) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

COOK*, WILLIAM "Bill" (L) 

c/o Grace Church, 3021 Blume Dr., Los 

Alamitos, CA 90720 
Los Alamitos church 



COOPER*, MASON (Alma) 

204 N. Delaware Ave., Martinsburg, W. VA 

25401 

(Tel. 304/267-2039) 
Pastor / Evangelist 
Roanoke, VA, Ghent church 



CORNWELL*, RICHARD H. (Rosalie) 
215 Arthur St., Kittanning, PA 16201 

(Tel. 412/543^019) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



COSENTINO*. JOE (L) (Melinda) 
251 Parkway Dr., East Lake, 44095 

(Tel. 216/942-2404) 
Pastor, Lake County Grace Brethren Church, 
Willoughby 



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COSGROVE*, KENNETH I. (Gail) 

1706 Walnut Ridge, Sanatoga, PA 19464 

(Tel. 215/326-5684) ,.„.,, 

Pastor, Tri-County Grace Brethren Church, 

Royerford 

COURTER*, DOUGLAS A. (Barbara) 

625 Weber, N.E., North Canton, OH 44720 

(Tel. 216/497-5998) 
Youth and Music Pastor, Grace Brethren 
Church 

COVER*, DWIGHT (Sherrill) 

623 E. Second St., Grandview, WA 
98930 

(Tel. 509/882-5083) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

COVER*, ROBERT (Joene) 

258 Fairlawn St., Smithville, OH 44677 

(Tel. 216/669-3734) 
Wooster church 

COVINGTON*, CHARLES (L) (Eva) 
9551 Guilford Ave., Whittier, CA 90605 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Cypress 

COYLE*, J. TIMOTHY (Mary) 

700 Clifton Dr., Hickory Woods, Bear, Dfc 

19701 

(Tel. 302/834-1722) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Newark 

CRABBS*, WILLIAM (Adele) 

710 Plymouth St., Bucyrus, OH 44820 

(Tel. 419/562-2447) 
Galion, OH, church 

CRAIGEN*, TREVOR (Colleen) 
Hauptstr. 55, 7842 
Kandern 1, Germany 
Peru, FN, church 

CRANDALL*, GARY (Sherrie) 
Box 218, Arlington, OH 45814 

(Tel. 419/365-7128) 
Pastor, Findlay Grace Brethren Church 

CRIPE*, CARL E. Ph.D. (L) (Marjorie) 
3400 Royalton Ave., Modesto, CA 95350 

(Tel. 209/526-5001) 
Faculty, Modesto Junior College 
Modesto church 

CRON*. RICHARD (JoAnn) 

531 Raleigh, Galveston, IN 46932 

(Tel. 219/699-7110) 
Pastor, North Kokomo Grace Brethren 

Church 



CULVER, ROBERT D. Th.D. (Celeste) 
R. 1, Box 166, Houston, MN 55943 
Professor of Theology, Author, Pastor 
Harrah, WA, church 



CURTIS, KENNETH A. (Gretchen) 

1901 Calle Campana de Plata, Tucson, AZ 

85745 

(Tel. 602/792-1114) 
Pastor, Silverbell Grace Brethren Church 



CUSTER*, JAMES L., M. Dlv., M. Th., 
D.D. (Triceine) 
2515 Carriage Ln., Powell, OH 43065 

(Tel. 614/881-5779) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 
of Columbus 



DANIELS*, TERRY 

c/o Grace Brethren Church of South 

Pasadena 
920 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA 
91030 

(Tel. 818/799-6461) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of South 

Pasadena 

DARR'.SHIMER (Helen) 

R 3 Box 92, Meyersdale, Pa 15552 

(Tel. 814/634-0023) 
Caretaker and Overseer, Allegheny 

Brethren District Youth Camp (Albry 
Asst. Pastor, Summit Mills Grace Brethr 

Church, Meyersdale 

DAUGHERTY*, DAVE (L) (Karen) 

B.P. 240 Bangui, Central African Reput 

Africa 
Missionary 
Columbus, OH, Grace church 

DAVIS*, CHARLES R., D. Mln. (Millie) 
3807 N.E. 19th Street Circle, Ocala, FI 
32670 

(Tel. 904/629-5056) 
Pastor, Ocala Grace Brethren Church 

DAVIS*, JOHN J., Th.D., D.D. (Caroly 
P O Box 635, Winona Lake, IN 46591 

(Tel. 219/267-6033) 
President, Grace Schools 
Winona Lake church 

DAVIS*, RAYMOND H. (Hebe) 

833 Spruce St., Hagerstown, MD 21/1 

(Tel. 301/790-2927) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

DAVIS*, WILLIAM (Karen) 

2090 Broad St., East Petersburg, PA ( 

17520 

(Tel. 717/560-0440) 
Lancaster, Grace church 

DeARMEY*, LARRY (Vicki) 

4 rue Bon Recontre, 71000 Macon, F« 

' (Tel. (01-33) 85-29-28-64) 
Missionary, France 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

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ksARMEY*, RICHARD P. (Lois) 

( 1963 Noble Run Way, Columbus, OH 43229 

(Tel. 614/891-9063) 
I Minister of Counseling 
I Grace Brethren Church 

^:LL*, ROBERT L. (Marjorie) 
17305 Clover Leaf Rd., Hagerstown MD 

21740-7612 

(Tel. 301/582-3246) 
i . Minister of Adults and Visitation 
I ; Grace Brethren Church 

t'LOE*, JESSE B. (Gladys) 

l !102 Third St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

I (Tel. 219/269-7925) 

Director of Administration, Grace Brethren 
Home Missions 

Winona Lake church 

JMLINGER*. NED (L) (Kathy) 
,110 E. North St., Mason, OH 45040 

(Tel. 513/398-4176) 
Administrator, Cincinnati Grace Brethren 

Church 

|AN*, FRED W., Jr., (Margaret) 
.'922 Brethren Rd., Roanoke, VA 24014 

(Tel. 703/774-5697) 
[Pastor, Clearbrook Grace Brethren Church 

MZAGO*, EDMUND K. (Mari) 

281 Nimbus Dr., North Port FL 
j 34287-5208 
' (Tel. 813/426-7198) 

astor, Grace Brethren Church of North Port 

II*. JOHN L. LCDR (Brenda) 
07 Queen St., Portsmouth, VA 23704 
haplain, U.S. Navy 
rlando, FL, church 

I*, LEE H. (Reva) 
>09 Neal Dr., Wooster, OH 44691 
, (Tel. 216/345-7826) 
Jisoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

IC *, PAUL E. (Esther) 
12 E. Walnut St., Warsaw, IN 46580 
(Tel. 219/269-6360) 
■tired 
inona Lake church 

GSON*, GROVER J. CDR, USN, RET 

(Jie) 

'M Barnett St., Oxnard, CA 93033 
! (Tel. Home: 805/488-6396) 
linsfield. OH, Grace church 

UMG*, JOHN R. (Patricia) 
2)7 Edmar St., Louisville, OH 44641 

(Tel. 216/875-9468) 
Fjpit Supply, Chaplain, Deer Meadow 

Campground, Cook Forest, PA 

(Tel. 814/927-8549) 
C iton church 



DISTLER*. SCOTT K. (Laura) 

28 W. Cross St., Potsdam, OH 45361 

(Tel. 513/947-1434) 
Youth Pastor, Community Grace Brethren 
Church, Union 

DIVINE*, ROBERT, D. Min. (Loretta) 
11040 Foster Rd., Norwalk, CA 90650 

(Tel. 310/868-2970) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

DIXON*, JAMES G., Jr., 

5920 John Adams Dr., Camp Springs, MD 
20748 (All Mail to church address) 
(Tel. 301/899-7945) 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Washington, Temple Hills 

D °, U , T . f \ l P H *' MICH AEL (L) (Karen) 

315 Main St., (Mailing Address: P O Box 

82, 17365), Wellsville, PA 
Asst. Pastor, Hope Grace Brethren Church 

D °"™ CH *' STEPHEN D. (Donna) 

419 Twin Elm Rd., Strasburg PA 17579 

(Tel. 717/687-6792) 
Youth Pastor and Director of C.E., Southern 

Lancaster Grace Brethren Church 

DOWDY*, J. PAUL, Sr., (Dortha) 
5864 Teal Ln., El Paso, TX 79924 

(Tel. 915/751-5889) 
Retired Missionary, Argentina 
Warsaw, IN, church 



DUNKLE*, JEFFREY L. (Ruth) 

906 Delta Way, Melbourne, FL 32940 

(Tel. 407/255-9009) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



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DUNNING*, HAROLD L. 

(Marguerite) 
4363 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood CA 
90712 

(Tel. 213/421-5727) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Lone 
Beach 6 



DURKEE*, SHERWOOD V. (Joyce) 
R. 2, Box 225, Butler, TN 37640 

(Tel. 615/768-2284) 
Winona Lake, IN, church 



EADY*, KEVIN (L) (Jill) 

222 Gill Ave., Galion, OH 44833 

(Tel. 419/468-1708) 
Assoc. Pastor/Youth & Music, Grace 

Brethren Church 



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Indianapolis 

EDWARDS', LARRY iDarleoei 

-Ul F First Ave.. Lemont. PA (>iaiun| 
" addnS: P.O. Box 1026. 16831-1026) 

iTel 814 254-86311 
Pastor. Happy Valley Community Grace 
Brethren Church 

ELWELL*. JAMES T. (Cynthia) 

E 108 Sheffield Lane. Yorktown. VA 23693 

Chaplain. U.S.A.F. 

Columbus. OH. Grace church 

ENDERLE, TIM (L) 

- n Grace Brethren Church 

; - V^Xgton Galena R£ Westerville. 

OH iMailine address: 66/3 

WorrhStorTGalena Rd.. Uorthington. 

OH 43085) 

(Tel. 614 888-77331 
Columbus. OH. Grace church 

ESHELMAN*, DONALD E. g*^> 
PO Box 7649. Roanoke. V A -4019 
P^or Patterson Memonal Grace Brethren 
Church 



ESHLEMAN*, DANIEL S. (Nancy) 

3395 Bossier Rd. . Elizabethtown. PA 17022 

Pas^^EhSto^nGrace Brethren Church 



FARNER, TIMOTHY (Sandra) 

6« Chase Rd.. Columbus. OH 43214 
" (Tel. 614 431-9355) 
College of Elders. Coordinator with CLf. 

Mission Mentors 
Columbus. OH. Grace church 

FEATHER*, RAY I. (Sharon) 

804 Tavlor. Sunnyside. VA (Mailing 

addW- PO Box 87. 98944) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 

FELABOM', Jr., LOREN M (Janine) 
417 W Water. Berne. IN 46/11 

(Tel. 219 589-89641 
Assoc. Pastor. Bethel Brethren Church 

FETTERHOFF*, DEAN (Billiel 

406 Truth Ave.. Marietta. GA 30066 

(Tel 404 428-8738) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church. Atlanta 

FETTERHOFF*, ROBERT D. lTtoM™f 
912 Douglas Dr.. Wooster. OH 44691 

(Tel. 216 262-1191) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 

ciutf • PAUL R Th. D. (Mary Lou) 
F R i Box 259'.' Madison Heights. VA li 
" (Tel. 804 384-2513) 
Prof . Liberty University. School of Ret 
Pastor Grace Brethren Church, 
Buena Vista 

FLORY*. WAYNE S., Ph.D. 0*vm 
4257 Nelsonbark Ave.. Lakewood. CA 
90712 

(Tel. 213/421-7269) 
Professor. Biola University 
Long Beach. Grace church 



FAHRBACH, JOHN (L) (lube) 

4095 WMiston Rd.. Northwood. OH 43619 

(Tel. 419 693-0652) 
Pastor. Trinity Grace Brethren Church 

FAIRMAN*, RICK iJudy ) 

163 Dellview Dr.. Warsaw. IN 46580 

(Tel. 219-267-7732) . 

Professor. Grace Theological Seminary 
Winona Lake church 

FARNER*, DON (Joyce) 
^0657 Old Mansfeild Rd.. Belleville. OH 
— '•.': 

(Tel. 614 694-8175) _ .. 

Pastor. Ankemiown Grace Brethren Church 



FLOWERS', CHARLES A- (Marine) 
p O Box 754. Fulton. TX 78338 
,Tp1 51 ""729-4076) 
Set No _ v -AVU: sWmOTQ 

Roa^ke. VA. Clearbrook church 

FLUKE*, W. MAX (Mary EUart 
990 S 250 E.. V>arsaw. IN 4658U 

(Tel. 219/267-3704) 
Winona Lake church 



FOLDEN*. DON (L) (Willie) 

134">3 Bechard Ave.. Norwalk, 
(Tel. 213/863-2216) 



CA fl 



FOOTE*, ROBERT (Peggy) 

2314 Emerald Dr.. Davenport. 1A 3« 

(Tel. 319/391-7209) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 



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ORSYTHE*, DOUGLAS M. (L) (Debbie) 
55 W. Henderson Rd.. Columbus. OH 

43214 

(Tel. 614/268-0030) 
Director of Christian Education 
Worthington church 

WTIER*, MIKE(L) 

612 W. Poplar St.. Johnson City. Tn 37604 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 

EDERICKS', JAMES (Fran) 
P.O. Box 4311. Lakewood. CA 
Los Alamitos. CA. church 



ETZ", JAYM. rBeth) 

172 Greenberry Rd.. Hagerstown, MD 

21740 

(Tel. 301/733-6073) 
Pastor, Maranatha Brethren Church 



< ESEN", LELAND J. (Janelle) 
386 Militarv Blvd.. Onnond Beach. FL 

32074 

(Tel. 904/673-2486) 
Deltona church 



_LER', CARLTON J. (Vivian) 
HI. 2. Box 257. Unicoi, TN 37642 

Chaplain, Veteran's Home 

(Tel. 615743-8136) 
Johnson City church 



HDERBURG'. MICHAEL D. (Nancvi 
13626 84th St.. S.E. .Alto. MI 49302 
(Tel. 616-868-6151) 

Pastor. Calvary Grace Brethren Church 

: fCH*, EARL (L) 0-ita) 
"218 Prato Ave.. Orlando. FL 32819 

(Tel. 407 352-3881) 
^astor. Grace Brethren Church of Orlando 



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i-EGOR*, STEVE (L) 
••'avajo Ministries. Inc.. Counselor. NM 

87018 
director of Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries 
3oshen. IN. church 

1XE*, JOHN (Judy » 
065 Cheshire Forest Cl . Virginia Beach. 
VA 23456 
(Tel. 804 471-2623) 
Chaplain. U.S. Saw 
tethlehem. PA. church 

ulBER', MARTIN M. (Beverlevi 
01 Twelfth St.. Winona Lake. IN 46590 

M (Tel. 219 269-7124) 
lissionary. Africa. Retired 
lodesto. CA. church 



GARDNER, FRANK (Adelaide) 

c/o Kachemak Grace Brethren Church 

P.O. Box 2749. Homer. AK 99603 

(Tel. 907/235-8213) 
Pastor. Kachemak Grace Brethren Church 

GARTLAND', CLAIR W. (Elizabeth) 
457 Lyman Ln.. Conemaugh. PA 15909 

(Tel. 814322-1830) 
Pulpit Pastor 
Conemaugh (Pike) church 

GASTON*, DAVE 

R. 2, Eureka Rd.. Edinboro. PA 16412 

(Tel. 814 734-1563) 
Counseling Ministry. Northwestern 

Pennsylvania 
Norton. OH. church 

GEGNER', LARRY K. Mary) 

112 Beachley St.. Meversdale. PA 15552 
(on U.S. 219) 
(Tel. 814 634-8690) 
Pastor. Meversdale Grace Brethren Church 

GENTZEL*, ROBERT (Jamie) 

30603 188th Ave. S.E.. Kent. V, A 98042 

(Tel. 206 631-7777) 
Pastor. Grace Bible Fellowship Grace 
Brethren Church 

GEORGE', TIMOTHY Nancvi 

324 Ebenezer Rd.. Lebanon. PA 17042 

(Tel. 717 273-9536) 
Church Growth Consultant 
Myerstown church 

GIBSON, J. BRAD (L) iGmgeri 

c o P.O. Box 1234. Dublm. OH 43017 

(Tel. 614761-0363) 
Elder. Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren 

Church 

GILBERT*. RALPH W. Nani 

113 Woodwav Ln.. Loneview. TX 75605 

(Tel. 903 759-4448) 
Professor. LeToumeau College 
Tour director 
Longview church 

GILES*. JERRY .Pat) 

6918 Goldcrest Ave.. Long Beach. C\ 

(Tel. 213 430-1659) 
Adult Ministries 
Long Beach. Grace church 

GILL", JEFFREY A. (Kamerine) 
361 Trov Rd.. Delaware. OH 43015 

(Tel. 614 363-1438) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 

GILLETTE', DAN (Lois) 

115 E. Phillip St.. Covington. VA 24426 

(Tel. 703 962-9541) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 



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n\ LIS' E. JOHN (Ruth) „ 

G,L 1 L 7^5 Toakoana Way, Eagle River, AK 

99577 

JSiSESSZ Brethren Church, 

Anchorage 

GINGRICH', RAYMOND ygW 

Grace Village, Box 337 Apt. *o 
Winona Lake, IN 46590 

Educator 
Winona Lake church 

GINGRICH*, ULYSSES L. 

70 Chipawa Ave., Dover, PA 1 HU 

(Tel. 717/292-4792) 
Retired 
York church 

Grace Brethren Church, Dublin 

GLASS', ROY E., Ill (Carol) 

708 S. Clay St., Troy, OH 453/3 

(Tel. 513/339^584) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

GLENWINKEL*, DAVID (L) (Linda) 

12760 Luther Rd., Auburn, CA 95603 

(Tel. 916/823-8330) 
Assoc Pastor, Church Administration, 

Auburn Grace Brethren Church 

GNAGEY", GARY P. 

p O Box 484, Horsham. PA 19044 

(Tel. 215/674-5920) 
Pastor, Suburban Grace Brethren Church, 

Hatboro 

GOOD', KENT (Becky) 

34B Blvd., de la Marne, 21000 Dijon, 
France 
(Tel. (011-33)80.74.09.30) 

Missionary, France 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, church 

GOODMAN*, DAVID (Nancy) 
886 Elm St., Winnetka, IL 60093 
Los Alamitos, CA, church 



GOODMAN*, MARVIN L. (Dorothy) 

600 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-5068) 
Retired Missionary, Africa 
Winona Lake church 

GOOSSENS*, THOMAS E. (Martha) 
115 Oak St., Conemaugh, PA 15909 

(Tel. 814/539-5333) 
Pastor, Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church 



"SKiSSK. Kn, OH 45419 
(Tel. 513/298-6734) 
Pastor, Calvary Grace Brethren Church, 
Kettering 

GRAHAM', IKE (Nancy) 

Grand Mezon Shin Itami 714, Itami Shi 
Minami Machi 2-1-20, Hyogo-Ken 664, 
Japan (Tel. (011-81) 727.72.7725) 

Missionary, Japan 

Homerville, OH, church 

GRANT', RICHARD E. (Mildred) I 

R 8 Box 268L, Warsaw, IN 46580 

' (Tel. 219/372-6301) 
Grace Village. Supt. of Maintenance 
Winona Lake church . , 

GREEN*, DANIEL B. (L) (Nancy) 
Av Joao XXIII, No. 520, 38.400 
Uberlandia, M.G. Brazil, S^A. 
Missionary, (Tel. (011-55)34-236-6426) 

Columbus, OH, Grace church 

GREENE*, "R." DALLAS (Debbie) 
7098 Limestone Ln., Middletown, MD 
21769 

(Tel. 301/371-7390) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Greater 
Washington at Frederick 

GREGORY*, JOHN E. (Betty) p . 1fiff J 

14 Donnertown Ln., Duncansville, PA 16635 

(Tel. 814/695-3739) 
Pastor, Leamersville Grace Brethren Church 

GRIFFITH*, DAVID (Sue) 

13A rue de Strasbourg, 71200-Le Creusot 
France (Tel. (01 1-33) 85.80.10.07) 
Missionary. France 
Telford, PA. church 

GRIFFITH*, ROBERT (Joyce) 

840 Chalet Dr., Apt. 102, Berne, IN 46711 

(Tel. 219/589-8108) 
Pastor, Bethel Brethren Church 

GRUBB', ELDON E. (L) (Denise) 

c/o Hastings Grace Brethren Church 

600 Powell Rd, 49058 
Pastor, Hastings Grace Brethren Church 

l 

GUERENA*, MARTIN (L) (Cristy) 

Apdo. Postal No. 173, Cuautitla ilzcalh, , 
54700 Edo. de Mexico, MEX1CU 
(Tel. (011-52) 5-877-5531) 
Missionary to Mexico 
Dublin, OH, church 



GUERENA*, PHILLIP (Amy) 

9853 Cedar St., Apt. 7, Bellflower, CA 
90706 

(Tel. 213/920-7956) 
Pastor, Iglesia de los Hermanos Vivos en 
Cristo, Paramount 



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GUILES*, DAVID A. (Sue) 

Ortega 6260, 1875 Wilde, Buenos Aires, 

Argentina, S. A. 

(Tel. (011-54) 1.207.9673) 
Missionary to Argentina 
Warsaw, IN, church 

3UILES*, RONALD A. (Irene) 

895 S. Wymore Rd., No. 907A, Altamonte 

Springs, FL 32714 

(Tel. 407/869-4831) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



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AAG*, WALTER (Alys) 
207 Van Rowe, Duncansville, TX 
75116-3319 
(Tel. 214/298-6149) 
Retired Missionary, Mexico 
Fort Worth church 



ABLE*, GARY (Marie) 
4391 K Rd., Bark River, MI 49807 
(Tel. 906/789-9066) 
. Pastor, Bay De Noc Grace Brethren Church 

M.BERG*, ROY (Andrea) 
2435 Magnolia, La Verne, CA 91750 
Senior Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

IVLL*, JON (Linda) 

• Asst. Pastor of an independent church in 

Wooster, OH 
I Long Beach, Los Altos church 

•ALL*, RALPH C. (Elizabeth) 
6611 Heritage Ln., Bradenton, FL 34209 

(Tel. 813/792-4256) 
Architect & Professional Engineer 

(Office: 813/792-6051) 
Bradenton church 

r NFT*, (Rocky) WENDELL (L) (Bonnie) 
18 East Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 
Pulpit Supply, Evangelistic Ministry, Revival 

Meetings 
Hagerstown, Grace church 

HNNAH*. WAYNE (Gina) 
2108 Unicorn Ln., Richmond, VA 23235 

(Tel. 804/272-4413) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

-IRBOUR*, DAVIS (Cindy) 
2797 Horseshoe Wy., North Pole, AK 

(Mailing address: P.O. Box 56982 

99705) 

(Tel. 907/488-1789) 
°astor, North Pole Grace Brethren Church 



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HARRELL*, RICHARD (Kathy) 

c/o Community Grace Brethren Church 
1100 E. Washington Blvd., Whittier CA 
90606 

(Tel. 213/699-0790) 
Missionary, Chad 
Whittier, CA, Community church 

HARRIS* , VERNON J. (Glyndowyn) 

104 Dianne Cir., Willow Street PA 17584 

(Tel. 717/464-9235) 
Assoc. Pastor, New Holland Grace Brethren 
Church 

HARTMAN*, JOHN (Fern) 

P.O. Box 135. Osceola, IN 46561-0135 
Mishawaka church 

HATCH*, BURTON G. (Marie) 

8205 Martin Wy., E., No. 127, Olympia 

WA 98506 
Retired Chaplain (Col.), U.S. Army 
Pulpit Supply 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 

HAUSER*, RAY 

Christian Service Center 

34-2 Wakamatsu Cho. Yokosuka 

Japan 238 

Los Altos, CA, church 

HAWKINS*, GILBERT (Rosella) 

R. 1 (Mailing address: P.O. Box 33, 52316) 

North English, IA 

(Tel. 319/664-3568) 
Pastor Grace Brethren Church 

HAWKINS*, TIM (L) (Julie) 

Av. DR. Elisio de Moura, 443 2° B, 
3000 Coimbra, Portugal 

(Tel. (011-351) 39^»05-212) 
Rittman, OH, church 



HAY', CHRIS (Dawn) 

P.O. Box 444, Kenai, AK 99611 

(Tel. 907/283-5789) 
Pastor, Kenai Grace Brethren Church 



HEIM*, JEFFREY D. "Chip" 

6777 Laird Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 
Assoc. Pastor. East Side Grace Brethren 
Church, Columbus 



HEIN*, HERMAN H., Jr. (Luella) 
2400 Miller Dr., Niles, MI 49120 

(Tel. 616/684-8542) 
Evangelism and Supply Pastor 
New Troy church 

HEINSMAN*, WILLIAM G. (L) (Melba) 
P.O. Box 13-395, Taipei, Taiwan 100 

R.O.C. 
Director of TEAM Radio-China 
Goshen, IN, church 



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MICKEY* THOMAS W. (Laura) 

13 Place de la Ferrand.ere, 69003 Lyon, 
France 
(Tel. (011-33)72.36.35.52) 

Missionary, France 
Ormond Beach, FL, church 



HINKS*, DONALD R. (Joan) 

12 Wade Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17323 

(Tel. 717/334-1282) 
Dillsburg church 

HOBERT*, DAVID (Susan) 

5, rue Georges Clemenceau, 71230 
St-Vallier, France 
(Tel. (011-33)85.58.32.50) 
Missionary 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

HOBERT*, TAD K. (Vivienne) 

4230 Crownwood Ave., Dayton, OH 45413 

(Tel. 513/898-1689) 
Pastor, North Riverdale Grace Brethren 

Church 

HOCKING*, DONALD G., Ph.D. (Betty) 
B.P. 6924 Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon, 

Africa 
Missionary, Gospel Fellowship Assoc. 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 

HOCKING*, JIM (Faye) 

B.P. 240, Bangui, Central African Republic 
Missionary, Africa 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

HOCKING*, THOMAS G. (Tamra) 

5745 Oliva Ave., Lakewood, CA 90712 
Assoc. Pastor, Bellflower Brethren Church 

HOCKLEY*, ALBERT (Zoe Ann) 

19840 Danville-Jelloway Rd., Danville, OH 
43014 

(Tel. 614/599-6350) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Danville 

HODGDON*, EARLE C. (Dorothy) 
Caixa Postal 861, 66.000 Belem, Para, 

Brazil, South America 

(Tel. (011-55)91-231-4716) 
Missionary, Brazil 
Wooster, OH, church 

HOFECKER*, TERRY D.Min. (Debbie) 
6827 Rings Rd., Amlin, OH (Mailing 

address: P.O. Box 68, 43002) 

(Tel. 614/771-9748) 
Pastor, Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren 

Church, Dublin 

HOFFARD*, R. JEFFREY (L) (Judy) 
103 E. Prairie St., Leesburg, IN 46538 

(Tel. 219/453-3960) 
Pastor, Leesburg Grace Brethren Church 



HOFFMAN*, PAUL (Lyn) 

4125 Riverwood Dr., Auburn, CA 95603 

(Tel. 916/888-8094) 
Pastor, Auburn Grace Brethren Church 

HOLDER*, JIM (L)(Elta) 

313 SE Sweetbriar Ln., Troutdale, OR 

97060 

Tel. 503/661-7632) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

HOLMES*, ROBERT F. (Alice) 

9644 N Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287 

(Tel. 419/846-3817) 
Retired 
Homerville church 

HORNER*, GEORGE (L) (Judy) 

P O Box 243, Tuppers Plains, OH 45783 

(Tel. 614/667-6243) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Coolville 

HORNER*, J. RICHARD (Bettie) 

2900 Baton Rouge, Kokomo, IN 46902 

(Tel. church-3 17/453-9033) 
Pastor, Indian Heights Grace Brethren 
Church 

HOSTETLER*, DALE C. (L) (Dorothy) 
504 Englewood Place, Yakima, WA 98909 

(Tel. 509/965-6498) 
Yakima church 

HOWARD*, A. L. (Dorothy) 

1731 Brookfield, La Habra, CA 90631 

(Tel. 213/691-9387) 
Retired 
LaMirada church 

HOWARD*, WILLIAM E. (Mary) 

304 Porter Dr., Englewood, OH 45322 

(Tel. 513/836-6247) 
Retired, Pulpit Supply 
Brookville church 

HOWELL*, GREGORY M. (Colleen) 
129 N.W. Second St., Goldendale, WA 
98620 

(Tel. 509/773-3996) 
Pastor, Community Grace Brethren Church 

HOWELL*, STEPHEN (L) (Sherie) 

7053 Prout Rd., Friendship, MD 20758 

(Tel. 301/257-3056) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, 

Calvert County 

HOYT*, ALDO (L) (Alice) 
725 S. Eliot St., Denver, 

(Tel. 303/934-7876) 
Pastor, Denver Grace Brethren Church 



CO 80219 



HOYT*, GARNER E. (Myna) 

235 Edgewater Dr., Dayton, TN 37321 

(Tel. 615/775-6981) 
Educator and Missionary 
Canton, OH, church 



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HOYT*, LOWELL (Rebecca) 
Box 1, Dayton, TN 37321 

(Tel. 615/775-1948) 
Everett, PA, Grace church 

HOYT*, LYNN (Mary) 

522 N.E. 26 Dr., Wilton Manors, FL 33334 

(Tel. 305/568-2140) 
Pulpit Supply /B.I. Teacher 
Ft. Lauderdale church 

HOYT*, SOLON (Kathryn) 

R. 8, Box 292 Vi, Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-7215) 
Sidney church 

HUESMANN II*, LOUIS (L) (Laurie) 

3510 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807 

(Tel. 213/988-0453) 
Sr. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Long 
Beach 



HUESMANN*, PERRY (L) 

15327 Woodruff PI., No. 113, Bellflower, 

CA 90706 

(Tel. 213/920-0775) 
Bellflower church 

HUGHES', THOMAS D. (Joyce) 

9310 V* Ramona, Bellflower, CA 90706 

(Tel. 213/920-3349) 
Pastor, Community Grace Brethren Church, 

Long Beach 



IMMEL*, K. HOWARD (June) 

510 N. Main St., London, OH 43140 

(Tel. 614/852-1311) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

INBODEN*, BUZZ (Deb) 

182 Longshore Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074 

(Tel. 614/965-5392) 
Columbus (Grace) church 

INGWALDSON*. LEW (L) (Pearl) 

General Delivery, Kirtland, NM 87417-9769 
San Jose, CA, church 

INMAN*, F. THOMAS (Geneva) 

2244 Fernwood Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 

80910 

(Tel. 719/597-2620) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



JACKSON*, DANIEL (Rachel) 

Kolomanstr. 41, 7070 Schwaebisch Gmuend, 

Germany 

(Tel. (011-49) 7171.76817) 
Missionary, Germany 
Osceola, IN, church 



HULETT*, CLAYTON (Kim) 

P.O. Box AC-527, Quezon City, 1109, 

Philippines 

(Tel. (011-63) 2-673-31-51) 
Missionary, Philippines 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 



HUMBERD*, LARRY (Joyce) 

580 Bridle Path Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017 

(Tel. Church-2 15/868-0004) 
Pastor, Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren 

Church 



JACKSON*, EDWARD A. (Polly) 

3612 Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 

43081 

(Tel. 614/523-3388) 
Executive Director, Grace Brethren Men 

International, Church Planting Consultant 
Columbus (Grace) church 

JACKSON', G. FORREST (Arlene) 
172 Burgess Ave., Dayton, OH 45415 

(Tel. 513/275-4211) 
Pastor, First Grace Brethren Church 



HUNT*, JAMES F. Jr., (Mary) 

185 Hilltop Dr., Dayton, OH 45415 

(Tel. 513/836-0411) 
Pastor, Englewood Grace Brethren Church 



HUNT*, TRUE L. (Lucille) 

Grace Ln., Uniontown, PA 15401 

(Tel. 412/437^488) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



HURATIAK*, DENNIS (L) (Trudy) 
P.O. Box 132, Ickesburg, PA 17037 

(Tel. 717/438-3068) 
Pastor, Sherman's Valley Grace Brethren 

Church 






JACKSON', JIM (L) (Sheryl) 

2216 NW 108th St., Vancouver, WA 98685 
Pastor, Vancouver Grace Fellowship 

JACOBSON*, JON RICHARD (L) (Margaret) 
7543 S. Ogden Wy., Littleton, CO 80122 

(Tel. 303/795-8850) 
Campus Crusade For Christ, City Venture, 

Colorado Uplift 
Los Alamitos, CA, church 



JARRELL*, STEPHEN (Linda) 

450 Springfield Dr., Woodstock, GA 30188 

Tel. 404/924^*841) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, 
Atlanta 



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JARVIS*, RONZIL L. (Becky) 
P O Box 69. Listie. PA 15549 

(Tel. 814/445-5602) 
Pastor. Listie Grace Brethren Church 

JEAN', WILFRED (L) 

c/o Grace Brethren Church 

1800 N.W. Ninth St.. Fort Lauderdale. FL 

33311 

(Tel. 305/763-6766) 
Pastor. Haitian congregation 

JENKINS", CHARLES LEE (Janis) 
Box 273, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-6078) 
Home Missions/Military Chaplains' 

Endorsing Agent 
Winona Lake church 



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JENKS*, DALE (Dorothy) 

2 Lindsay Hill Rd.. Gansevoort, 

(Tel. 518/695-3776) 
Pastor. Grace Brethren Church of Saratoga 

Springs 

JENSEN*, DOUGLAS (Jacquie) 

371 N. Thomas Rd., Tallmadge. OH 44278 

(Tel. 216/945-7086) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 

Norton 

JENSEN', RICHARD (L) 

3737 Citronella St., Simi Valley, CA 93063 

(Tel. 805/583-1707) 
Superintendent, Grace Brethren Schools 
Simi Valley church 

JODRY*, DAVID (Susan) 

1472 Maple Dr., Peru, IN 46970 

(Tel. 317/473^717) 
Assoc. Pastor, Peru Grace Brethren Church 

JOHNSON*, ARTHUR G. (L) (Penny) 
1224 S. Military Trail #2321, Deerfield 
Beach, FL 33441 
(Tel. 305/421-2305) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Pompano 
Beach 

JOHNSON*, GEORGE A. (Evelyn) 
Caixa Postal 861, 66.000 Belem, Para, 
Brazil, S.A. 

(Tel. (011-55) 91-226-6641) 
Missionary, Brazil 
Wooster, OH, church 

JOHNSON*, HOWARD (L) (Sue) 

207 Park Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803 

(Tel. 213/438-2621) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Community Church of 

Seal Beach 



JOHNSON*, NORMAN (Cleo) 

810 Sandusky, Ashland, OH 44805 

(Tel. 419/289-3712) 
Asst. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

JOHNSON*, RAYMOND (Marilyn) 

505 W. Kessler-Cowlesville Rd.. Troy, OH 
45373 

(Tel. 513/335-3516) 
Pulpit Supply 
Dayton, Basore Road church 

JONES*, A. DUANE (Katherine) 

18430 S.W. Broad Oak Blvd., Aloha, OR 

97007 

(Tel. 503/642-2276) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church. Beaverton 

JONES*, ALAN (Ellen) 

12471 Red Arrow Hwy., Sawyer, MI 49125 

(Tel. 616/426-8262) 
New Troy church 

JONES', EMLYN H., Th.M., D.D. (Kay) 
27 Shetland Dr., Hummelstown, PA 17036 

(Tel. 717/566-3999) 
Chaplain (Lt. Col.), U.S. Army (Retired) 
Temple Hills. MD. church 

JONES', HAROLD G. (Fern) 

204 W. Broad St., Souderton, PA 18964 

(Tel. 215/723-8759) 
Minister of Visitation 
Telford church 



JUDAY*, ROBERT H. (Brenda) 

P.O. Box A.C. 527, Quezon City, 1109, 

Philippines 

(Tel. (011-63) 2-673-67-09) 
Missionary, Philippines 
Lynchburg, VA, church 

JULIEN*, THOMAS (Doris) 

545 S. Circle Dr. E., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-3874) 
Executive Director, Grace Brethren Foreign 

Missions 
Winona Lake church 



JURKE', RON 

R. 5, Kittanning, PA 16201 

(Tel. 412/543-2208) 
Evanvisualist 
Kittanning (First) church 



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JOHNSON*, MICHAEL (Shirley) KAUFFMAN*, LUKE E., D.MIN. (Sandy) 
3569 Marvel Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 613 Hilltop Rd., Myerstown, PA 17067 

(Tel. 804/463-1005) (Tel. 717/866-6325) 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church Pastor, Myerstown Grace Brethren Church 

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KELLEY*, BRADLEY A. (L) (Sharon) 
R. 2, Box 503C. Rustburg, VA 24588 

(Tel. 804/332-3944 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Lynchburg 

KELLEY*, GERALD L. (Janet) 

318 Maple Court, Kokomo, IN 46902 

(Tel. 317/4534579) 
Pastor of Seniors Ministry 
Peru Grace Brethren Church 



KENNEDY*, DAVID W. (Nancy) 

1325 Sunset Rd., Marion, OH 43302 

(Tel. 614/389-1095) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Marion 

KENNEDY*, JAMES M. (Virginia) 

P.O. Box 30281, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

33420 
Makakilo, HI, church 

KENNEDY*, LESTER W. (Lois) 

25 Dudley Ferry, Radford, VA 24141 

(Tel. 703/639-6885) 
Pastor, Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church 

KENT*, HOMER A., Th.D. (Beverly) 
305 Sixth St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-5706) 
Professor Emeritus, Grace Schools 
Winona Lake church 

KENT*, WENDELL E. (Pat) 

90 E.M.S. B-33 Ln., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/594-2565) 
Winona Lake church 



KIRNBAUER*, TED (L) (Kristen) 

Canyon Mansion Hibarigaoka #108, 3-3-16 

Kurihara, Niiza shi, Saitama Ken, T352, 

Japan 

(Tel. (011-81)424-23-1480) 
Missionary, Japan 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 

KLAWITTER*, PAUL (Louise) 

3c, rue Ernest Lory, 21000 Dijon, France 

(Tel. (011-33) 80.66.54.63) 
Missionary, France 
Telford, PA, church 

KLIEWER*, ROBERT C. (Lillian) 

40911 Oregon Tr., Cherry Valley, CA 

92223 

(Tel. 714/845-2551) 
Pastor, Cherry Valley Grace Brethren 

Church 

KLINGLER*, GENE A. (L) (Lynnie) 

2819 Buchanan Rd., Fremont, OH 43420 

(Tel. 419/334-2112) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

KOCHHEISER*, GARY (L)(Carol) 

2406 18th St., S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 

52404 

(Tel. 319/365-5551) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

KONVES*, RUSSELL E. (Lois) 

2650 W. Union Hills, 374, Phoenix, AZ 

85023 

(Tel. 602/582-3609) 
Tucson church 



KERN*, ROBERT D. (Dorothy) 

13 Cardinal Dr., Stevens, PA 17578 

(Tel. 215/267-2073) 
Co-Pastor, Ephrata Area Grace Brethren 
Church 

KERN*, STEVE (Celeste) 

Gebershaimer Str. 55, 7250 Leonberg, 

Germany 
Missionary, Germany 
Mansfield, OH, Woodville church 



KOONTZ*, KENNETH (Janice) 

855 Trumbull, Deltona, FL 32725 

(Tel. 904/789-6512) 
Pastor, Calvary Grace Brethren Church 

KOWALKE*, DAVID (L) (Cindy) 

2612 Tracewood Circle, Richmond, VA 
23233 

(Tel. 804/360-1433) 
Pastor, Fellowship Grace Brethren Church 



KIDDOO*, WILLIAM (Becky) 

28 Rainsbrook Dr., Monkspath, Solihull, 
West Midlands England B 90 4th 
(Tel. (011-44) 21.744.7277) 

Missionary, England 

Lanham, MD, church 



KIEFER*, TOM (L) 

258 Berryridge Rd. 
Telford church 



Jonesboro, TN 37659 



KINGSBURY*, ROBERT D. (L) (Beverly) 
4117 Avenida Sevilla, Cypress, CA 90630 

(Tel. 714/952-2507) 
Executive Pastor, Grace Church of Los 
Alamitos 






KRIEGBAUM*, ARNOLD R. (Laura) 
2320 N.E. 146th Ave., No. 7, Silver 

Springs, FL 32688 

(Tel. 904/625-1991) 
Ocala church 



KRYNOCK*, ROGER (Susan) 

6240 Exeter Ct., South Bend, IN 46614 

(Tel. 219/299-0236) 
Pastor, Ireland Road Grace Brethren Church 



KULP*, ROBERT (Susan) 

P.O. Box 432, Island Pond, VT 05846 

(Tel. 802/723-4785) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



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KURTANECK*. NICKOLAS (Micky) 
6153 Pershing Wy., Buena Park, CA 

90620 

(Tel. 714/522-5044) 
Norwalk church 



LACKEY*, CLARENCE H. (Marian) 

2800 Agusta Lane, # 115, Hays, KS 67601 

(Tel. 913/625-5582) 
Retired 
Portis church 

LAIRD*, JAMES S. (Wanda) 

306 S Mulberry St., Martinsburg, PA 16662 

(Tel. 814/793-3685) 
Pastor, Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church 

LAMBRIGHT*, BRAD L. (L) (Dawn) 
969 Richie Ave., Lima, OH 45805 

(Tel. 419/229-1847) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

LANCASTER*, JOHN WM. (Regina) 

Kyle Hill, P.O. Box 297, Barton, MD 21521 

(Tel. 301/463-6654) 
Pastor, Mill Run Grace Brethren Church, 

Westernport 

LANDRUM*, CLYDE K. (Ruby) 

1108 Chestnut Ave., Winona Lake, IN 
46590 

(Tel. 2 19/269-5381) 
Warsaw church 

LAWSON*, CHARLES E. (Fayth) 

317 Whispering Dr., Trotwood, OH 45426 

(Tel. 513/854-2066) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

LEECH*, EDMUND M. (Virginia L.) 

19310 S. Harvest Ave., Cerritos, CA 90701 

(Tel. 213/865-3161) 
Pastor Emeritus of Missions, Mercy and 

Visitation 
Bellflower Brethren Church 

LEIGH*, NATHAN (Armida) 

1207 Morton Ave., S.E., Roanoke, VA 
24013 

(Tel. 703/982-6910) 
Pastor, Ghent Grace Brethren Church 



LIBBY*, SCOTT M. (L) (Monica) 
R 2, Box 455, Newport, VT 05855 

(Tel. 802/334-8203) 
Senior Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, 

Irasburg 

LINDBERG*, PAULO. 

8233 Krim, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109 
Reserve Chaplain, U.S. Army 
Los Alamitos, CA, church 

LINDELEF*, GARTH (Bene) 

92-783 Makakilo Dr., No. 19, Makakilo, HI 

96707-1213 

(Tel. 808/672^1540) 
Pastor, Makakilo Grace Brethren Church 

LINGENFELTER*, GALEN M. (Kathera) 
P.O. Box 684, Dolan Springs, AZ 86441 
(Summer address: P.O. Box 8, East 

Freedom, PA 16637) 
Duncansville, PA, church 

LINGENFELTER*, HOMER (Mary Elizabeth) 
R. 3, Box 190, Everett, PA 15537 

(Tel. 814/652-2697) 
Retired — Pulpit supply, Bible conf., 

Evangelist 
Everett, Grace church 



LINGENFELTER*, RODNEY (L) 

104 Nason Dr., Roaring Spring, PA 16673 
Duncansville church 



LOOKENOTT*, MICHAEL P. 

R. 2, Box 121-A, Boswell, PA 15531 

(Tel. 814/629-5545) 
Pastor, Laurel Mountain Grace Bretheren 

Church 



LORENZ*, ORVILLE A. (Florence) 
684 Silver Tree, Claremont, CA 91711 

(Tel. 714/621-9762) 
Chaplain U.S. Army, Retired 
La Verne church 



LUNA*, TONY T. (L) (Efren) 

P.O. Box 32-B, Talpa Rt., Ranchos de 
Taos, NM 87557 
(Tel. 505/758-9244) 
Taos church 



LEWIS*, EDWARD (Ruth) 

6117 N.W. 27th St., Margate, FL 33063 

(Tel. 305/973-7344) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Fort 

Lauderdale 

LEWIS', EDWARD A. 

P.O. Box 365, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-3928) 
Executive Director, CE National 
Winona Lake church 



LUND, DAVID (L) (Millie) 

R. 1, Box 109, Wind Ridge, PA 15380 

(Tel. 412/685-5360) 
Pastor, Aleppo Brethren Church, Aleppo 



LYNN*, THOMAS (Debbie) 

4266 Hartlepool Way, Sacramento, CA 

95842 
Pastor, River City Grace Community Church 

of Sacramento 



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WacMILLAN*, ROBERT (Sharon) 

236 W. Beverly Place, Tracy, CA 95376 

(Tel. 209/8364848) 
Pastor, Tracy Brethren Church 

flACONAGHY*, HILL (Dorothy) 

4061 58th Ave. N., Lot 206, St. Petersburg, 

FL 33714 

(Tel. 813/5254576) 
Retired Missionary 
Philadelphia, PA, First church 

AAHAFFEY*, THOMAS (Verlyn) 

1808 Rustic Hill Ct., Frederick, MD 21701 
Frederick church 

AAKOFKA*. STEPHEN (L) (Loretta) 
2061 E. Dauphin St.. Philadelphia, PA 
19125 

(Tel. 215/423-5308) 
Pastor, Liberty Grace Brethren Church 

'ALAIMARE*, THEODORE (Evelyn) 
1550 Rory Ln., Sp. 125, Simi Valley, CA 

93063 (Tel. 805/581-4223) 
Retired 
Simi Valley church 

IALE*, E. WILLIAM, Ph.D. (Ella) 
1615 S. Cherry Creek Ln., Warsaw IN 

46580 

(Tel. 219/267-7427) 
Planned Giving Officer, Grace Schools 
Warsaw church 

ALLES*, MARK E. (Phyllis) 
4024 W. Rancho Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85019 

(Tel. 602/841-5031) 
Retired 
Phoenix church 

ALLON*, HENRY (Joan) 
11 Vienna Ct., Brookville, OH 45309 

(Tel. 513/833-2554) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

UNDUKA*, DAVID (Kathy) 
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 167, 7070 Schwaebish, 

Gmuend, Germany 

(Tel. (011-49) 7171.83068) 
Missionary, Germany 
Columbus, OH, Grace church 

ttNGES*, CRAIG (Denise) 
P.O. Box 104, New Enterprise, PA 16664 

(Tel. 814/766-3353) 
Pastor, Geistown Grace Brethren Church, 
Johnstown 

**NGES*, DAVID (Rosie) 
2090 Hillview Dr., Fayetteville, PA 17222 

(Tel. 717/352-3241) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, 
Chambersburg 



MARKEN*, DONALD M. (Mabel) 

440 Marchand St., Millersburg, OH 44654 
Millersburg church 

MARKLEY*, ROBERT WM., Sr. (Idabelle) 
P.O. Box 205, Coolville, OH 45723 

(Tel. 614/667-3523) 
Coolville church 

MARKSBURY*. DAVID E. (Claudia) 

2981 Daisy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806 

(Tel. 213/426-8854) 
Director of Church Planting and 

Development, Grace Brethren Home 

Missions Council 
Pastor, New Life Grace Brethren Church of 

Cypress 

MARLING", WILL (L) (Cheryl) 

7973 Central College, New Albany, OH 

43054 
Pastor, Rocky Ridge Grace Brethren Church 

MARSHALL*, JAMES B. (Margaret) 

571 S.R. 28 W., New Vienna, OH 45159 

(Tel. 513/987-2140) 
Retired 
Dayton, North Riverdale church 

MASON*, NORRIS (L) (Sue) 

P.O. Box 145, Vintondale, PA 15961-0145 

(Tel. 814/749-7031) 
Pastor, Valley Grace Brethren Church, 

Armagh 

MASSEY*, SCOTT (Taffy) 

1096 270th St., Garwin, IA 50632-9520 

(Tel. 515/499-2358) 
Pastor, Carlton Brethren Church 

MATTHES*, QUENTIN L. (Norma) 
1315 Falene PL, Galloway, OH 43119 

(Tel. 614/878-6625) 
Columbus, Trinity church 

MAYER*, J. NORMAN (Dorothy) 

791 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21742 

(Tel. 310/733-3058) 
Pastor, Calvary Grace Brethren Church 

MAYES*, HOWARD, D.R.E. (Nancy) 

4955 Longford, Huber Heights, OH 45424 

(Tel. 513/2364423) 
Pastor, Grace Community Church of Huber 

Heights 

MAYES', JOHN W., D.MIn. (Marjorie F.) 
R. 9, Box 559B, Longview, TX 75601 

(Tel. 903/753-3143) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

MAYES*, ROGER (Ruth Ann) 

7363 Palomar Ave., Yucca Valley, CA 

92284 

(Tel. 619/365-1514) 
Pastor, Yucca Valley Grace Community 

Church 



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MAYHUE*, RICHARD L. Th.D ("B") 

23553 Arlen Dr., Santa Clanta, CA 

91321 

(Tel. 805/253-1418) 
V Pres. & Dean of The Master s Seminary 
Long Beach, Grace church 

McCAMAN*, GARY 

C/O P.O. Box 588, Winona Lake, IN [ 
46590 
Missionary Appointee ot Argentina 
Warsaw, IN, church 

McCLAIN- , DOUGLAS M. (Kathy) 

831 Hemlock St., Celina, OH 45822 

(Tel. 419/586-5997) 
Cross Lanes, WV, church 

McCOY*, RAYMOND (Peggy) 

R 2 Box 467, Cumberland, MD 21502 

' (Tel. 301/724-7223) 
Pastor, Cumberland Grace Brethren Church 

McCRUM*, ARTHUR E. (Alice) 
Box 67, New Troy, MI 49119 

(Tel. 616/4264710) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

MCDONALD', H. FENTON (Judy) 

P O Box 71, Mabton, WA 98935-0071 

(Tel. 509/894-5015) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

Mcintosh*, john r. (Carolyn) 

2735 N. Beth PL, Simi Valley, CA 93065 

(Tel. 805/584-6488) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

McKILLEN*, J.C. (Bill) (Edna) 

511 S. Sherwood Village Dr., Tucson, AZ 

85710 (Tel. 602/298-1388) 
Jewish Evangelism 
Arvada, CO, church 

MEEKER*, MARVIN E. (Jeralyn) 

2621 Wayside Ct., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-1298) 
Pulpit Supply 
Winona Lake church 

MENSINGER*, EDWARD (Linda) 

B.P. 240, Bangui, Central African Republic 
Missionary, Africa 
Arvada, CO, church 

MERRIMAN', KEITH A. (Nancy) 

1532 Harding Ave., Orrville, OH 44667 

(Tel. 216/683-0850) 
Pastor, Orrville Grace Brethren Church 



MICHAELS*, PAUL (L) (Cynthia) 

3575 Caulder Rd., Lexington, KY 40502 

(Tel. 606/273-2868) 
Pastor, Grace Bible Church 

MILES,* SCOTT (L) (Mindy) 

1105 State Rd. 15 So., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-6297) 
Pastor, Community Grace Brethren Church 



MILLER*, CLARK (Eunice) 

12088 Gearhart Rd., Greencastle, 

(Tel. 717/597-7356) 
Hagerstown, MD, Valley church 



PA 17225 



MILLER*, DELANE (L) (Sharon) 

c/o Grace Brethren Church, 801 S.E. 

Ermine, Albany, OR 97321 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

MILLER*, DONALD F. (Lois) 

24600 Mountain Ave., Sp. 40, Hemet, CA 

92544 
Retired Missionary, Africa 
Beaumont church 



MILLER*, EDWARD D. (Eileen) 

Caixa Postal 368, 66.000 Belem, Para, 
Brazil, South America 
(Tel. (011-55)91-235-2192) 
Missionary, Brazil 
Modesto, CA, church 



MILLER*, GARY (Marilyn) 

6213 Constitution Dr., Dayton, OH 45415 

(Tel. 513/276-3581) 
Assoc. Pastor, First Grace Brethren Church 



MILLER*, J. PAUL (Ellen) 

3375 Alpine View Ct., Carson City, NV 

89705 

(Tel. 702/267-3244) 
Retired 
Ripon, CA, church 

MILLER*, KURT A. (Anecia) 

154 Lake Shore Dr. N., Palm Harbor, FL 
34684 

(Tel. 813/937-0234) 
Pastor, Palm Harbor Grace Brethren Churcr 



MILLER*, R. PAUL (Esther) 

11 Wilhelm Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042 

(Tel. 717/273-4573) 
Chaplain of Grace Community 
Myerstown church 



MICHAELS*, DAN (Sue) 

3445 E. Eastridge Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/267-6455) 
Youth pastor 
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church 



MILLER*, RALPH F. (Nancy) 

5353 Starkey Rd., S.W., Roanoke, VA 

24014 

(Tel. 703/774-9293) 
Pastor, Boones Mill Grace Brethren Church 



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MILLER*, ROBERT E. A. (Althea) 
5772 Karen Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 

(Tel. 714/995-6140) 
Chosen People Ministries 
Westminster church 

MILLER, STEPHEN (L) (Jan) 

3517 Headley's Mill Rd., Pataskala, OH 

43062 

(Tel. 614/927-9458) 
Senior Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 

Licking County 

MILLER*, THOMAS (Donna) 

R. 8, Box 277, Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/267-2533) 
Herald Bookstore 
Winona Lake church 

MILLER*, W. CARL (Betty) 

1735 Oatfield Ln., Goshen, IN 46526 

(Tel. 219/534-0393) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

MILLER*, W. RAY (L) Betty) 

4860 Catalina Dr., Toledo, OH 43615 

(Tel. 419/537-0175) 
Pastor, Toledo Grace Brethren Church 

MILLER*, WARD A. (Lucille) 

3130 Valaria Dr., Highland, CA 92346 

(Tel. 714/864-5136) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of San 
Bernardino 

MITCHELL*, A. DAVID (Bettylou) 

94-065 Puanane Lp., Mililani, HI 96789 

(Tel. 808/623-0418) 
Pastor, Waipio Grace Brethren Church 

MITCHELL*, CURTIS C, Th.D. (Patricia) 
3109 San Juan Dr., Fullerton, CA 92635 

(Tel. 714/525-2964) 
Professor Emeritus Biblical Studies, 

Biola University 
La Mirada church 



MORGAN*, RALPH E. (L) (Jennifer) 
1852 North Rd., Salem, VA 24153 

(Tel. 703/389-8835) 
Pastor, Wildwood Grace Brethren Church 

MORTON, JAMES W. (L) (Janet) 

3078 Williamsburg Dr., State College, PA 

16801 

(Tel. 814/237-9724) 
Asst. Pastor, Happy Valley Community 

Grace Brethren Church 

MUTCHLER*, J. PAUL (Linda) i 
1015 Pine Hill Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 

(Tel. 717/627-4488) 
Director of Christian Education and 

Assoc. Pastor. Grace Brethren Church 

MYERS*, ALAN L. (L) (Billee Jo) 
79 Bronx St., Johnstown, PA 15905 

(Tel. 814/255-2837) 
Pastor, Johnstown Grace Brethren Church 

MYERS*, M. LEE (Lynette) 

1240 Melrose Dr., Mansfield, OH 44905 

(Tel. 419/589-5009) 
Retired/Available for Evangelistic and 

Prophetic Conferences 
Winchester, VA, Blueridge church 

MYERS*, ROGER K. (L) (Lou Ann) 
250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, PA 
17268 

(Tel. 717/762-3610) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



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NAGLE*, JOHN (L) (Becky) 

8271 Dancy Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 
92646 

(Tel. 714/848^331) 
Pastor, Los Altos Grace Brethren Church 



«OELLER*, DANIEL P. (Mary Lou) 

B.P. 240, Bangui, Central African Republic, 

Africa 
Missionary, Africa 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

WOELLER*, ROBERT C. (Donna) 

4584 Fulton Rd., Smithville, OH 44677 

(Tel. 216/669-3768) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Sterling 

flOHLER*, PAUL L. 

707 Saint John St., Grafton, WV 26354 

(Tel. 304/265-4624) 
Pulpit Supply 
Accident, MD, church 



NAIRN*, STANLEY D. (Betty) 

J.V. Gonzales 2218, 1879 Quilmes Oeste, 

Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A. 

(Tel. (011-54) 1.250.1215) 
Missionary, Argentina 
Middlebranch, OH, church 

NAJIMIAN*, DANIEL T. (Billie Jo) 

352 W. Park Blvd., Medina, OH 44256 

(Tel. 216/722-8484) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

NASS*, JOSEPH E. (Mary) 

45 W. St. Charles St., Grafton, WV 26354 

(Tel. 304/265-0043) 
Pastor, First Grace Brethren Church 



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NEWLIN*, STUART (L) (Sherry) 

310 E. Pliler Precise Rd., Longview, TX 

75601 

(Tel. 214/663^693) 
Principal, Grace Christian School (K-8) 
Longview church 

N,X 8 *75 D FlJd A^ Chula Vista. CA 91910 
(Tel. 619/421-4143) 
U.S. Navy Chaplain 
Wiamalu, HI, church 

NORD*, CHRISTOPHER D. (Carolyn) 
18 rue de Martyrs de la Resistance 

71100 Chalon Sur Saone, France 

(Tel. (011-33)85.41.53.02) 
Missionary, France 
Bellflower, CA, church 

NORWICK*, STANLEY (Elizabeth) 

4111 164th S.W. #1, Lynwood, WA 98037 

(Tel. 206/745^228) 
H.C.M.A. Chaplain (Retired) 
Los Alamitos, CA, church 

NUTTER*, LESLIE (Frances) 

509 Cherry St., Wnghtsville, PA 17368 

(Tel. 717/252-3554) 
Pastor, Susquehanna Grace Brethren Church 

NUZUM*, RICK (L) (Tammy) 

7276 Terry Jill Ln., WestervuTe, OH 43081 

(Tel. 614/890-8362) 
Director of Personnel 
Columbus, Grace church 



OCEALIS*, MICHAEL A. (Susan) 

1252 Vanderbilt Dr., Qrmond Beach, FL 

32174 (Tel. 904/676-7674) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Ormond 
Beach 

O'DEENS*, DAN (L) (Gay) 

57070 Lake St., Osceola, IN 46561 

(Tel. 219/674-0711) 
Assoc. Pastor 
Grace Brethren Church 

O'DELL*, CECIL (Debbie) 

Dai-ichi Kooshin Mansion, No. 102, 

Kurihara 5-6-12, Niiza-shi, Saitama-Ken 

T352, Japan 

(Tel. (011-81)424.22.7452) 
Missionary, Japan 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 

OGDEN*, DONALD E., M.M. (Wanita) 
R. 8, Box 245, Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/267-7290) 
Director of Alumni Relations, Grace Schools 
Winona Lake church 



OGDEN*, W. RUSSELL (Betty) 

8400 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, MD 

20706-2802 

(Tel. 301/552-9660) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

OLSZEWSKI*, BUD (Ann) 

50 Rittman Rd., Rittman, OH 44270 

(Tel. 216/925-5356) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

OSTRANDER*, MICHAEL (Judy) 

1113 Twp. Rd. 1875, R. 4, Ashland, OH 

44805 

(Tel. 419/281-4630) 
Pastor, Mifflin Grace Brethren Church 



PAGE*, MICHAEL C. (Sherry) 

P.O. Box 180, Beaver City, NE 68926 

(Tel. 308/268-5821) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

PAINTER*, HAROLD (Margaret) 

1295 S. Cawston Ave., Sp. 42, Hemet, CA 

92545 

(Tel. 714/766-1045) 
Beaumont church 

PAPPAS*, JOHN (Becky) 

Liebigstr 7/1, 7080 Aalen-Unterkochen, 

Germany 

(Tel. (01M9) 7361.87896) 
Missionary, Germany 
Columbus, OH, Grace church 

PATRICK*, JOHN B. Lt. Col. (Georgia) 
Post Chapel, c/o Post Chaplain No. 4l07, 

Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 

(Tel. office 907/353-7373) 
Chaplain, U.S. Army 
LaMirada, CA, church 

PEEK*, GEORGE O., D.D. (Phyllis) 
6917 Andrew Way, Cypress, CA 90630 

(Tel. 714/894-7070) 
Los Alamitos church 

PEER*, EARLEE. (Alice) 

721 Vancouver Dr., Westerville, OH 43081 

(Tel. 614/891-6659) 
Hospital and Nursing/Retirement Home 

Ministries 
Grace Brethren Church of Columbus 

PEER*, PETER 

R. 1, Box 170G, Martinsburg, WV 25401 

(Tel. 304/267-6759) 
Missionary — On Furlough 
Winona Lake, IN, church 



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'ENFOLD*, MARK (Robin) 

900 Charles Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-5468) 
Director of Admissions, Grace Theological 

Seminary 
Chaplain, U.S. Army Reserve 
Winona Lake church 

'ERAZA*. F. JAVIER (Ofelia) 

2414 W. 6th St., Santa Ana, CA 92703 

(Tel. 714/835-6697) 
Pastor, Maranatha Grace Brethren Church 

•ERRINE*, SHELDON (Nelda) 

7430 Crescent Ave., Apt. No. 101, Buena 
Park, CA 90620 
(Tel. 714/527-5156) 
Chaplain, Kaiser Hospital (Anaheim), Pastor, 
Church of Reflections, Knotts Berry 
Farm 
Beaumont church 

ETERS*, JACK K., Jr. (Deborah) 
104 Hemlock, Sunnyside, WA 98944 

(Tel. 509/839-3346) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

ETERS*, JACK K., Sr. (Maxine) 
127 Cedar Dr., West Milton, OH 45383 

(Tel. 513/698-5338) 
Minister at Large, Community Grace 
Brethren Church, Union 

ETERS*, STEPHEN (Susan) 
600 S. Main St., West Milton, OH 45383 

(Tel. 513/698-3664) 
Pastor, Community Grace Brethren Church, 

Union 

EUGH*, ROGER D. (Nancy) 
401 Wood St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-1957) 
Missions Professor and Chaplain, Grace 

Schools 
Winona Lake church 

ICARD*, MITCHELL S. (L) (Deborah) 
1523 E. Newport, Lititz, PA 17543 
Minister of Children's Ministries, Grace 
Brethren Church, Myerstown 

IFER*, LESTER E., D.D. (Genevene) 
6602 23rd Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34209 

(Tel. 813/794-2008) 
Suncoast District Representative 
North Port church 



ITTMAN, EARL (L) 

212 W. Parkwood Dr.. 
Kettering church 



Dayton, OH 45405 



LACEWAY*. RICHARD (Nancy) 
2201 Highland Rd., Parkersburg, WV 26101 

(Tel. 304/422-6143) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



PLACEWAY*, TIM (L) (Joellen) 

127 Foxbury, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 

(Tel. 717/361-8729) 
Assoc. Pastor, Youth and Music 
Grace Brethren Church 

PLASTER*, DAVID R. Th.D. (Virginia) 
R. 8, Box 232, Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-9625) 
V. Pres. for Academic Affairs, Grace 

College and Grace Theological Seminary 
Warsaw church 

POIRIER*, ROBERT (Ellen) 

3912 Bradwood Dr., Dayton, OH 45405 

(Tel. 513/274-8220) 
Pastor, Calvary Grace Brethren Church 

POLMAN*, GERALD (Phyllis) 

P.O. Box 385, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-6772) 
Retired. Pulpit Supply 
Winona Lake church 

POLMAN*, ROY (Judy) 

759 S. Glenwood Ave., Rialto, CA 92376 

(Tel. 714/874-3526) 
Pastor, Grace Community Church of Rialto 

POSTLE, TERRY (L) 

1638 W. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43223 

(Tel. 614/274-6865) 
Pastor, Hilltop Grace Brethren Church 

POUPART*, WALT (L) (Ruth) 

Caisino 2, pta. 26, Terramelar (Paterna), 

46989 Valencia, Spain 

(Tel. (011-34) 6.138.7672) 
St. Petersburg, FL, church 

POWELL, WILLIAM (Rozella) 

1 122 Hickory, Sand Springs, OK 74063 
Waterloo, IA, church 

POYNER*, JAMES L. (Charlotte) 

10934 Peppertree Ln., Port Richey, FL 
34668 

(Tel. 813/862-2821) 
Pastor, Gulfview Grace Brethren Church 

POYNER*, RANDY, D.Min. (Betty) 
P.O. Box 350621, Palm Coast, FL 

32135-0621 

(Tel. 904/446^959) 
Family Therapist and Pastoral Counselor; 

Director, Covenant Ministries-Marriage 

and Family Seminars, Retreats, Churches 
Waterloo, IA, church 



PRENTOVICH*, MICHAEL 

304 Orchard, Kent, OH 44240 

(Tel. 216/673-6465) 
Church Planter 
Rittman church 



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PRITCHETT', DANIEL J. (L) (Pam) 
17436 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 
21740 

(Tel. 301/582-3248) 
Pastor, Valley Grace Brethren Church 



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QUICK*, DAVID C. (L) (Elaine) 
R 5, Box 204, Peru, IN 46970 

(Tel. 317/689-9743) 
Pastoral Asst., Peru church 



RAGER*, DON K. (L) (Hannah) 
667 Highland Ave., Johnstown, PA 
15902-2729 
(Tel. 814/288-4869) 
Retired, Pulpit Supply 
Conemaugh church 

RAMSEY*, DAN (Denise) 

Egerlanderstr. 3, 7250 Leonberg, Germany 

(Tel. (011 ^9) 7152.45609) 
Missionary, Germany 
Canton, OH, church 

RANTS*, JACK V. (L) (Pamela) 

26312 Woodland Way S., Kent, WA 98031 

(Tel. 206/852-1665) 
Senior Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

RATCLIFFE*, CARL D. (L) (Doris) 

P O Box 2634, Christiansburg, VA 24068 

(Tel. 703/382^654) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Riner 



REILLY, AL 

2000 Burlingame Dr., Huntsville, AL 35803 

(Tel. 205/880-6921) 
Pastor of C.E.C. Outreach 
Lexington, KY, church 



RICHESON*, LARRY (Norma) 

7330 Winnebago Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46815 

(Tel. 219/749-5721) 
Pastor, First Grace Brethren Church 

RISSER", C. DEAN (Ella Lee) 

1 10 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH 
43015 

(Tel. 614/369-1113) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

RITCHEY*, GEORGE S. (Laura) 
P O Box 76, Shawmut, MT 59078 

(Tel. 406/632^110) 
Pulpit Supply 
Duncansville, PA, church 

ROBBINS*, D. RICHARD (L) (Betty Jean) 
3954 Sweet Potato Ridge Rd., Englewood, 

OH 45322 
Union church 

ROBERTS', ROY R. D.R.E. Ph.D. (Patti) 
215 Cindalyn Dr., New Holland, PA 17557 

(Tel. 717/355-0234 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

ROBERTSON*, KIM (Susan) 

263 Woodside Dr., Stephens City, VA 
22655 

(Tel. 703/869-7262) 
Pastor, Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church 

ROCKAFELLOW, MICHAEL (Bonnie) 
5027 Geraldine Dr., Lansing, MI 48917 

(Tel. 517/886-0525) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

ROEDIGER*, STEVE 

78 Columbus Ave., Delaware, OH 43015 
Pastor of International Student Ministries 
Delaware church 



REMPEL*, HENRY G. (Helen) 

1120 Northwood Rd., Apt. 186-F, 

Beach, CA 90740 

(Tel. 213/430-6658) 
Retired 
Long Beach (Grace) church 



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ROGERS*, VICTOR S. (Vivien) 

P.O. Box 546, Dolan Springs, AZ 86441 
Pastor, Mt. Tipton Community Church 
Yucca Valley, CA, church 

RONK*. HUGO (L) (Sylvia) 

R 2, Box 186A, Martinsburg, WV 25401 

(Tel. 304/274-1708) 
Pastor, Trinity Brethren Church, Fort 

Valley, VA 






RICHARDS*, JOEL (L) (Jane) 

2501 Glasgow Dr., Ceres, CA 95307 

(Tel. 209/538^495) 
Pastor, La Loma Grace Brethren Church 



ROOT*, GERALD H. (Elizabeth) 

407 N. Garland Ave., Dayton, OH 45403 

(Tel. 513/252-5294) 
Huber Heights church 



RICHARDS, MIKE (L) 

c/o Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott 

Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 
Okeechobee church 



ROSNER*, DAVIE (L) (Gail) 

115 W. Columbia St., Flora, IN 46929 

(Tel. 219/967^408) 
Pastor, Flora Grace Brethren Church 



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ROUGH*, H. DON (Dorothy) 

R. 3, Box 135, Holsopple, PA 15935 

(Tel. 814/288-1163) 
Pastor, Riverside Grace Brethren Church 

ROWE, BARRY (L) (Jean) 

321 27th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 

(Tel. 814/924-0907) 
Director: Child Evangelism Fellowship of 

Blair County 
Altoona, First Grace church 

RUIZ*, TED (Vivien) 

P.O. Box A.C. 527, Quezon City, 1109, 

Philippines 

(Tel. (011-63)2-699-28-35) 
Missionary, Philippines 
LaVerne, CA, church 

RUSH*, DAVID (L) (Christie) 

P.O. Box 147, Galena, AK 99741-0147 

(Tel. 907/656-1629) 
Ripon, CA, church 

RUSSELL*, ROBERT (Connie) 

460 Brenda Dr. , Mansfield, OH 44907 

(Tel. 419/524-5315) 
Pastor, Woodville Grace Brethren Church 

RYERSON, GREG (Jane) 

39 Peach Grove Ave., Centerville, OH 

45458 (Tel. 513/439^742) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

RYERSON*, MILTON M. (Sue) 

1105 Sunday Ln., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-3749) 
Pulpit Supply 
Winona Lake church 



SABIN*, DOUGLAS (Barbara) 
R. 2, Box 118, Milroy, PA 17063 

(Tel. 717/667-3885) 
Pastor, Milroy Grace Brethren Church 

SALAZAR", ROBERT G. (Marilyn) 
Drawer 1068, Taos, NM 87571 

(Tel. 505/758-3388) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Taos 

5ALSGIVER*, Jr., ROBERT L. (L) (Janice) 
305 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 

(Tel. 717/626-1191) 
Asst. Pastor/Youth 
Grace Brethren Church 

JANDY*, D. BRENT, Ph.D. (Cheryl) 
103 Sparrow Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502 

(Tel. 804/525-3531) 
Professor of New Testament, Liberty 

University 
Minister of Music and Worship, Ghent 

Grace Brethren Church 
Roanoke, Ghent church 



SARVER*. RUSSELL A. (Alberta) 

2222 E. State Rd., Hastings, MI 49058 

(Tel. 616/945-9224) 
Pulpit Supply; Chaplain, Thornapple Manor 

and Tender Care Nursing Homes 
Pastor Emeritus 
Hastings Grace Brethren Church 

SATTERTHWAITE*, RICHARD (L) (Twinky) 
Almudaina 21-7, 2, 46007-Valencia, Spain 

(Tel. (011-34) 6 34M187) 
Indianapolis, Eagle Creek church 

SAUNDERS*, MARK E. (Roberta) 
234 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 

(Tel. 717/733-6018) 
Co-Pastor, Ephrata Area Grace Brethren 
Church 

SCARBRO*, ROGER (L) (Kathy) 
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039 
(Tel. 602/526-0875) 
Youth Pastor, Navajo Gospel Mission 
Norton, OH, church 

SCHAEFER*, JAMES (L) (Elizabeth) 

10 East Luray St., Alexandria, VA 22301 

(Tel. 703/548-8359) 
Chaplain, U.S. Army Reserve 
Temple Hills, MD, church 

SCHAFFER*, WILLIAM H. 

311 Kulila PL, Kenai, AK 99611 

(Tel. 907/283-3216) 
Minister of Missions 
Kenai church 

SCHNIEDERS*, RICHARD G. (L) (Linda) 
18529 Phlox Dr., Ft. Myers, FL 33912 

(Tel. 813/267-7568) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 
Fort Myers 

SCHROCK*, LYNN D. (Lois) 

148 Avenue B, 1200 Aurora Blvd., 
Bradenton, FL 34202 
(Tel. 813/746-6207) 
Bradenton church 

SCHROCK*, NORMAN E. (Claudia) 

1750 W. Lambert Rd., No. 120, LaHabra 
CA 90631 

(Tel. 213/690-7591) 
Pastor, Westminster Grace Brethren Church 

SCHROCK*, VERNON W. (L) (Loreta) 
226 Hammond Ter., Waterloo, IA 50702 

(Tel. 319/232-5485) 
Pulpit Supply 
Waterloo church 

SCHUMACHER*, JOHN W. (Martha Ann) 
19A Garrison Ln., Carlisle Barracks, PA 
17013 

(Tel. 717/243-7563) 
Chaplain, (Col.) U.S. Army 
Winona Lake, IN, church 



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SCHWAN*, DAVID (L) (Becky) 

101 Burman Road, Shirley, Solihull 
West Midlands, B90 2BQ, England 
Missionary to England 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

SCHWARTZ*, RALPH R. (Martha) 
c/o Tim Hawkins, Av. Dr. Elisio de 
Moura, 

443 2°B, 3000 Cambra, Portugal 
(011-351) 39^05-212 
Missionary to Portugal 
Santa Maria, Ca, church 

SCOLES*, TODD (L) (Linda) 

3581 Oaklawn St., Columbus, OH 432/4 

(Tel. 614/267-1843) 
Pastoral Staff 
Grace Brethren Church of Columbus 

SELLERS*, RICHARD D. (Virginia) 
14281 76th St., Clarksville, MI 48815 

(Tel. 616/868-0938) 
Retired, Pulpit Supply 
Alto church 

SHACKLETON*, DONALD (L) (Mary) 
828 Stanwood St., Philadelphia, PA 19111 

(Tel. 215/745-7004) 
Minister, Senior Adults 
First Grace Brethren Church 

SHANK*, RONALD (L) (Nancy) 

P O. Box 65, Maugansville, MD 21767 

(Tel. 301/733-7322) 
Assoc. /Youth Pastor, Maranatha Brethren 

Church, Hagerstown 

SHEARER*, KEITH (Laura) 

58343 Apple Rd., Osceola. IN 46561 

(Tel. 219/674-6098) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

SHEDD*, DAN L. (L) (Doris) 

5254 Grasswood Ct., Concord, CA 94521 

(Tel. 510/672-8634) 
Adminis. of Ygnacio Valley Christian School 
LaMirada church 

SHERMAN*, JOHN(L) 

512 S. 8th St., Goshen, IN 46526 
Goshen church 

SHIPLEY*, GREG Th.D. (L) 

146 Knightsbridge Rd., Olton, Solihull, West 
Midlands, B92 8RB, England 
(Tel. (011^4) 21-743-5513) 

Missionary to England 

Philadelphia, PA, First Grace church 

SHIPLEY', STEVEN (Hally) 

2366 Chandler Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907 

(Tel. 813/278-5847) 
Sr. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



SHIRK*, GLEN W. (Lois) 

1007 Manor Dr., Ripon, CA 95366 

(Tel. 209/599^685) 
Pastor, Ripon Grace Brethren Church 



SHOEMAKER*, DONALD PAUL, D. Min. 

(Mary) 

2251 Knoxville Ave., Long Beach, CA 

90815 

(Tel. 310/598-5298) 
Sr. Pastor, Grace Community Church of Seal 

Beach 

SIEBERT*, AL (L) (Johanna) 

2021 Dawson St., Long Beach, CA 90806 

(Tel. 213/494-1037) 
Executive Director, Greater Long Beach 

Youth for Christ 
Bellflower church 

SIMMONS*, BERNARD (Sue) 

6726 Worthington-Galena Rd., Worthington, 

OH 43085 

(Tel. 614/433-0272) 
Pastoral Staff, Grace Brethren Church of 

Columbus 

SIMMS*, MARK (L) (Joy) 

2 rue de Longwy, 71200 Le Creusot, France 

(Tel. (011-33) 85.80.24.06) 
Worthington, OH, church 

SIMPSON*, RUSSELL E. (Joanne) 
740 Boyd Blvd., Galion, OH 44833 

(Tel. 419/468-7363) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

SKEEN*, ROBERT (Denise) 

B.P. 240 Bangui, Central African Republic, 

Africa 
Missionary to C.A.R. 
Columbus, OH, Grace church 

SLUSHER, DAVID S. (L) (Jane) 

1615 Timberlane Ln. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 

49505 

(Tel. 616/364-5528) 
Director of Library and Asst. Professor of 

Theology, Grand Rapids Baptist College 

and Seminary 
Winona Lake, IN, church 

SMALS*, JAMES R. (Betty) 

R. 2, Box 163B, Fairfield, VA 24435 
Buena Vista church 

SMALS*, RONALD A. (Susan) 

9324 Champton Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46256 

(Tel. 317/578-1182) 
Pastor, Northeast Grace Brethren Church 



SMITH", BRIAN (Kathleen) 

10641 Zodiac, Riverside, CA 92503 

(Tel. 714/687-5427) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



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SMITH, DAN (L) (Michelle) 

2997 E. Swift Ave., Fresno, CA93726-3319 
Long Beach, Grace church 

SMITH*, ERIC D. (Debbie) 

P.O. Box 450, Davao City, Mindanao, 8000, 

Philippines 
Missionary, Overseas Crusades 
Long Beach, CA, Grace church 

SMITH*, JEFFERY (L) (Brenda) 
4496 Algire, Mansfield, OH 44904 

(Tel. 419/884-0139) 
Church Growth Pastor 
Grace Brethren Church 

iMITH*, JOHN F. (Sharon) 

109 Main St., P.O. Box 72, Refton, PA 
17568 

(Tel. 717/786-1591) 
Pastor, Southern Lancaster Grace Brethren 
Church 

iMITH, MIKAL (Barbara) 
6116 Chicory, Bakersfield, CA 93309-3419 

(Tel. 805/834-3342) 
Long Beach, Grace church 

MITH*, RANDALL D. (Dorothy) 
4501 W. Adantic Blvd., A-1516 Coconut 

Creek, FL 33063-1763 
Ft. Myers, FL, church 

MITH*, RICHARD M. (Eloise) 
547 Elder St., Chambersburg, PA 17201 

(Tel. 717/263-1887) 
Pulpit Supply 
Chambersburg church 

MITH*, WILLIAM W. (Phyllis) 
9133 Northbay Blvd., Northbay, Orlando. 

FL 32819 

(Tel. 407/876^158) 
Melbourne church 



MITHWICK*, LARRY (Shari) 
13540 Baywind, Anchorage, AK 99516 

(Tel. 907/345-4082) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



NAVELY*, JAMES (Kitty) 
R. 4, Box 180-A, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 

(Tel. 717/398-0586) 
Pastor, Tiadaghton Valley Grace Brethren 
Church 



NELL*, WILLIAM H. (Jean) 
1210 W. 100 South, Warsaw, IN 46580 

(Tel. 219/269-5647) 
Director of Church Planting and 

Development, Grace Brethren Home 

Missions Council 
Winona Lake church 



SNIDER*, R. WAYNE, Th.M., M.A. (Hyla) 
Box 691, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-4684) 
Professor of History, Grace Schools 
Winona Lake church 

SNOW*, R. JOHN (Lucy) 

P.O. Box 6, Portis, KS 67474 

(Tel. 913/346-2085) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

SNYDER*, BLAINE (Ruth) 

200 13th St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-7559) 
Retired 
Winona Lake church 

SNYDER, CRAIG (Vicki) 

1002 N. Fifth St., Fremont, OH 43420 

(Tel. 419/332-5018) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Chapel 

SNYDER*, ROYB. (Ruth) 

901 Robson Rd., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-3234) 
Retired Missionary, Africa 
Fort Lauderdale, FL, church 

SOTO*, ROBERT (L) arts) 

1913 Camellia, McAllen, TX 78501 

(Tel. 512/686-6696) 
Pastor, McAllen Grace Brethren Church 

SOULE*, DONALD J. (Cindy) 
111 Pine St., Anderson, SC 29621 

(Tel. 803/225-6844) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

SOWERS*, LARRY B. (L) (Ruth) 

R. 1, Box 555, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 

(Tel. 814/695-*240) 
Pastor, Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church 

SPARLING*, PHILIP J. (L) (Ruth) 
199 College Way, Auburn, CA 95603 

(Tel. 916/823-9307) 
Assoc. Pastor, Outreach, C.E., Discipleship 
Auburn church 

SPENCE*, PHIL (Minda) 

30 MAAS Dr., Fort Bragg, NC 28307 

(Tel. 919/497-7220) 
Chaplain (Cpt.), U.S. Army 
Mishawaka, IN, church 

STALEY*, DON (L) 

139 N. Wall St., Covington, OH 45318 

(Tel. 513/473-2429) 
Pastor, Friendship Grace Brethren Church 

STALLTER*, THOMAS (L) (Sharon) 
B.P. 183 Moundou, Republic of Chad, 
Africa (to '92); 2809 S.E. Clinton St., 
Portland, OR 97202 (June '92 to 
April '93) 
Missionary, Africa 
Osceola, IN, church 



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STAMM*, GREG (Sally) 

507 S. Juniper St., Toppenish, WA 98948 

(Tel. 509/865-3877) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

STEVENS*, BILL (Shirley) 

6176 Sumter Dr., Brooksville, FL 34602 

(Tel. 904/799-3736) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

STOUFFER*, HOWARD (Linda) 

7402 E. Broad St., Blacklick, OH 43004 
Pastor, Trinity Grace Brethren Church of 
Columbus 

SUITT*, CHRIS (Jan) 

13181 Running Deer Rd., Moreno Valley, 

CA 92553 

(Tel. 714/656-2729) 
Pastor, New Hope Grace Community Church 

of the Valley 

SUMMERS*, EARL L. (Barb) 

850 Alandale Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17201 

(Tel. 717/264-7457) 
Counselor, Consultant, Speaker 
Chambersburg church 

S WANNER*, WILLIAM E. (Bill) (L) 

8192 Redford Lane, La Palma, CA 90623 
Family, Marriage, Child Counseling 
Bellflower church 

SWEENEY, LYLE L. (Lori) 

6437 Meadow Ln. E., Watauga, TX 76148 
Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church of Hurst 

SYLVESTER*, JIM (L) 

c/o 6675 Worthington-Galena Rd., 

Worthington, OH 43085 
Columbus, OH, Grace church 



TAYLOR*, MIKE(L) 

953 Dougherty Rd., Aiken, SC 29803 

(Tel. 803/648-7458) 
Missionary Appointee to CAR 
Aiken, SC, church 

TAYLOR*, STEVE W. (Patricia) 

132 Summerall Ct., Aiken, SC 29801 

(Tel. 803/648-7078) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

TAYLOR*, TERRANCE T., D.Min. (Elaine) 
143 Wise Ave. S.E., North Canton, OH 
44720 

(Tel. 216/497-0924) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

TEEVAN*, JOHN (Jane) 

102 Apple Ct., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-2258) 
Pastor, Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church 

TERAN*, PHILIP M. (Colleen) 

3490 Atlas St., San Diego, CA 92111 

(Tel. 619/278-3715) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

THAYER*, J. HUDSON (Cheryl) 

534 Forest St., Mansfield, OH 44903 

(Tel. 419/522-4433) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

THOMAS*, MARION (Yvonne) 

Swiss Estates, 608 Lausanne Ave., Bluffton, 

OH 45817 (Tel. 419/358-7110) 
Pastor, Bluffton Brethren Church, Findlay 

THOMPSON*, DAN (Jacquelynne) 
740 Clarendon Ct., Naples, FL 33942 

(Tel. 813/597-2275) 
Pastor, Community Grace Church 



TAING*, VEK HUONG (L) (Samoeun) 
5715 California Ave., Long Beach, CA 

90805 

(Tel. 213/423-6312) 
Pastor, Grace Cambodian Church 

TAMKIN*, WARREN E., Th.M. (Lois) 
8 S. Seasons Dr., Dillsburg, PA 17019 

(Tel. 717/432^177) 
Pastor, Hope Grace Brethren Church 

TAYLOR*, DARREL G. (Carolyne) 

12 Riverview Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011 

(Tel. 207/729-5775) 
Pastor, Down East Grace Brethren Church 



THOMPSON*, RAYMOND W. (Mary) 

405 Administration, Winona Lake, IN 46590 ' 

(Tel. 219/269-7316) 
Winona Lake church 

THOMPSON*, ROBERT W. (Betty) 
433 Tremont, No. 1, Long Beach, CA 

90814 

(Tel. 213/439-6974) 
Retired 
Long Beach, Grace church 

THOMPSON*, RON E. (Thelma) 

3580 Robin Hood Circle, Roanoke, VA 

24019 (Tel. 703/992^445) 
Executive Director, Brethren Evangelistic 

Ministries 
Roanoke, Washington Hgts. church 



TAYLOR*, JAMES (Susan) 

212 Pinellas St., Lakeland, FL 33803 

(Tel. 813/647-2201) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



THORNLEY*, JEFFREY (Cindy) 

378-H Leman Ln., Waldorf, MD 20601 
Pastor, Waldorf Branch of Grace Brethren 
Church of Greater Washington 



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"HORNTON*, CHARLES G. (Janice) 
56 N. Crawford, Millersburg, OH 44654 

(Tel. 216/674-1228) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

HORNTON*, DANIEL E. (Susan) 
34640 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Soldotna, AK 

99669 

(Tel. 907/262-1008) 
Pastor, Peninsula Grace Brethren Church 

TITLE', MAYNARD G. (Kathleen M.) 
P.O. Box 545, Kreamer, PA 17833 

(Tel. 717/374-3679) 
Milroy church 

ODD*, RICHARD E. (Claudia) 
6242 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA 90601 

(Tel. 213/945-6891) 
Senior Pastor, Community Grace 
Brethren Church 

OROIAN*, SIMON T. (Louise) 
225 Willow Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 

(Tel. 814/942-3650) 
Pulpit Supply 
Duncansville church 

OWNSEND*, JOHN C. Jr. (Yvonne) 
20 W. Main St., Everett, PA 15537 

(Tel. 814/652-9325) 
Senior Pastor, Everett Grace Brethren 
Church 



OWNSEND*, KENNETH G. 

P.O. Box 5413, Central Point, OR 97502 

(Tel. 503/664-2821) 
Chaplain (Cpt.) USAFR, March AFB, CA 
Whittier Community church 

RAUB*, GEORGE (Charlotte) 
8325 Willow Ridge Rd., Roanoke, VA 

24019 

(Tel. 703/562-1894) 
Pastor, Washington Heights Grace Brethren 

Church 



TRESSLER*, J. WARD (Agnes) 

1005 Birdseye Blvd., Fremont, OH 43420 

(Tel. 419/334-7106) 
Pastoral Ministries 
Fremont church 

TRIPLEHORN*, BRUCE (L) 

Rua Jose Miguel Sacramago 1372, 38.400, 

Uberlandia, MG, Brazil, SA 
Wooster, OH, church 

TROXEL*. DAVY (Ronda) 

102 Glenmill Rd., New Albany, IN 47150 

(Tel. 812/945-PRAY) 
Pastor, New Albany Grace Brethren Church 

TRUJILLO*, JOHN L. (Nora) 
P.O. Box 74, Tonalea, AZ 86044 

(Tel. 602/283^461) 
Pastor, Red Lake Grace Brethren Church 

TURNER*, CHARLES W. (June) 

P.O. Box 336, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/269-2719) 
Publisher and General Manager, Brethren 

Missionary Herald Co. 
Winona Lake church 

TWEEDDALE*, WILLIAM F. (Carol) 
1277 S.W. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL 
34974 

(Tel. 813/467-2915) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Inc. 



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USHER*, ERNEST (L) (LaVon) 

3158 Columbia Woods Dr., Decatur GA 

30032 

(Tel. 404/286-0503) 
Pastor, Dekalb Community Grace Brethren 

Church 



1AVIS*, DAN (L) (Joanne) 
1900 Normandy Dr., Wooster, OH 44691 

(Tel. 216/262^942) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



1ENNER*, ED (Carla) 
1413 Lael Dr., Orange, CA 92666 

(Tel. 714/538-2686 or 714/633-2454) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of Orange 

*ESISE*, FOSTER (Marguerite) 
95-303 Waioni St., Mililani, HI 96789 

(Tel. 808/623-2298) 
Retired 
Waipio church 



VALENTINE*, AL (Doris) 
R. 1, Meyersdale, PA 15552 

(Tel. 814/634-8200) 
Pastor, Summit Mills Grace Brethren Church 

VAN ORMAN*, MELVIN D. (L) (Dolores) 
350 Route 36 South, Duncansville, PA 
16635 

(Tel. 814/695-3855) 
Pastor, Hopewell Grace Brethren Church 

VIERS*, JOHN D. (Soni) 

54, rue Docteur Oilier, 69100 Villeurbanne, 

France 

(Tel. (011-33) 78.68.98.52) 
Missionary, France 
Centerville, OH, church 



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VNASDALE*, LESTER, A. (Ruth) 

B P 183 Moundou, Republic of Chad, 
' Africa (Furlough address: 419 Sloane 

Ave Mansfield, OH 44903) 

(Tel. 419/524-7736) 
Missionary, Chad 
Mansfield, OH. Grace church 

VOLOVSKI*, MICHAEL J., Th.D. (Amy) 
B.P. 240. Bangui, Central African Republic 
Missionary, Africa 
Duncansville, PA, church 

VULGAMORE', HOWARD D., (Betty) 
1507 Southwood Dr., Ashland, OH 44805 

(Tel. 419/289-3005) 
Assist. Pastor, Senior Ministries and 

Visitation 
Grace Brethren Church 



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WAGGONER*, TIMOTHY L. (Jan) 

105 W 15th Ave., Juniata, Altoona, PA 

16601 (Tel. 814/943-1277) 

Pastor, Grace Brethren Church (Juniata) 

WAGNER*, ROBERT (Diana) 

9155 Nana Russell Rd. (P.O. Box 458, 
20736) Owings, MD 

(Tel. 301/855-7895) 
Pastor, Calvert County Branch of the Grace 

Brethren Church of Greater Washington 

WALLACE*, MICHAEL D. (Denise) 
20 Laurel St., Pine Grove, PA 17963 

(Tel. 717/345-6454) 
Pastor, Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church, 

Tremont 

WALTER*, DEAN I. (Peggy) 

9811 Caltor Ln., Fort Washington, MD 
20744 

(Tel. 301/248-2213) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 
Greater Washington 

WAMBOLD*, ROGER L. (Phyllis) 

335 Clemens Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438 

(Tel. 215/256-9620) 
Telford church 



WEBB*, TONY (Cathy) 

3804 Denton Dr., Columbus, OH 43228 

(Tel. 614/351-1049) 
Pastor, Southwest Grace Brethren Church 

WEDERTZ*, LARRY (L) (Jonnie Lou) 
1633 Cherry PL, Escondido, CA 92027 

(Tel. 619/746-7516) 
San Diego church 

WEEKLEY*, RANDY (Jean) 

5945 63rd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33565 

(Tel. 813/544-5544) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

WEIGLE*, LARRY R. (Joyce) 

R 3, Box 35-A, Stoystown, PA 15563 

(Tel. 814/893-5422) 
Pastor, Reading Grace Brethren Church 

WEIMER*, RON (Vivian) 

3134 Violet Dr., Waterloo, IA 50701 

(Tel. 319/296-3493) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

WELSH*, RON (Donna) 

58644 CR 111, Elkhart, IN 46517 

(Tel. 219/295-6337) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

WHITCOMB*, JOHN C, Th.D. (Norma) 
P O. Box 277, Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-8243) 
Conference Speaker 
Indianapolis, IN, Northeast church 

WHITE*, BRIAN L. (Janice) 

6857 Park Vista Rd., Englewood, OH 45322 

(Tel. 513/836^1730) 
Sr. Pastor, Basore Road Grace Brethren 

Church, Dayton 

WHITE*, DANIEL A. (Judi) 

3645 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 
17404 

(Tel. 717/764^839) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 

WHITED*, ROBERT D. (Jeannette) 

1002 E. Carlson St., Cheyenne, WY 82009 

(Tel. 307/637-5469) 
Retired 
Beaumont, CA, church 



WARD*, RUSSELL M. ("D.D.") 

4007 Loop Dr., Englewood, OH 45322 

(Tel. 513/836-8839) 
Pastor Emeritus, Basore Road Grace 

Brethren Church, Dayton 



WEAVER*, SCOTT, L. (Betty Lou) 

1717 Lowell Wood East, Mishawaka, IN 
46545 

(Tel. 219/256-5940) 
Pastor, Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church 



WIKERT, RANDY (L) (Pamela) 

33105 Monte Verde Rd., Temecula, CA 
92392 

(Tel. 714/694-0461) 
Pastor of an independent church 
Los Alamitos church 



WILEY*, GALEN W., D.MIN. (Elsie) 

22713 Ellsworth Ave., Minerva, OH 44657 

(Tel. 216/868-3296) 
Pastor, Minerva Grace Brethren Church 



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WILEY*, RALPH (Dorotha) 

22713 Ellsworth, Minerva, OH 44657 
Fort Lauderdale, FL, church 

WILHELM*, GEORGE F. (Lou) 

200 Leonard St., Apt. 201, Marysville, PA 

17053 (Tel. 717/957-4110) 
Visitation Pastor Emeritus 
Harrisburg church 



WOODRUFF*, PAUL E. (Jan) 

4319 N. Vinewood, Indianapolis, IN 46254 

(Tel. 317/293-1103) 
Pastor, Eagle Creek Grace Brethren Church 

WRIGHT*, F. DANIEL (L) 

1123 9th St., Roanoke, VA 24013 

(Tel. 703/342-4101) 
Asst. Pastor, Ghent Grace Brethren Church 



VILLARD*. WILLIAM (Phyllis) 
213 Weaver Dr., Lititz, PA 17543 

(Tel. 717/627-2691) 
Assoc. Pastor, Grace Brethren Church of 

Lititz 

VILLIAMS-, BRIAN (L) 
| c/o Grace Brethren Church, 375 Hills-Miller 
Rd., Delaware, OH 43015 
Delaware church 



YOUNG*, Charles L. (L) (Macy D.) 
5538 Twilight Rd., Roanoke, VA 24019 

(Tel. 703/562-2232) 
Pastor, Grace Bible Brethren Church, 

Troutville 



VILLIAMS', ROBERT (Lenora) 

150 W. Warren St., Box 41, Peru, IN 46970 

(Tel. 317/472^016) 
Peru church 



YOUNG*, EMORY R. "ZEKE" (L) (Marsha) 
5321 Sunrise Ln., Charleston, WV 25313 

(Tel. 304/776-3317) 
Pastor, Cross Lanes Grace Brethren Church 



VILLIAMS*, ROSCOE (Fern E.) 

15154 Goodhue St., Whittier, CA 90604 

(Tel. 213/944-9953) 
Whittier, Comm. church 

VILLIAMS*, RUSSELL L. (Margaret) 
6213 Green Eyes Way, Orangvale, CA 

95662 (Tel. 916/988-5874) 
Pastor, Ambassadors Grace Brethren Church 

/INGFIELD*, D. MICHAEL (Joyce) 
3347 Highway 11-E, Telford, TN 37690 

(Tel. 615/257-2880) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church 



YOUNG*, JERRY R. (Loreen) 

414 S. Cope Hill Dr., Manheim, PA 17545 

(Tel. 717/665-2322) 
Pastor, Grace Brethren Church, Lititz 



YUNKER*, ROBERT 

1429 W. Central, Madera, CA 93637 

(Tel. 209/673-6525) 
Elkhart, IN, church 



/INGFIELD*, JAMES H. (Mildred) 
R. 1, Box 152, Boones Mill, VA 24065 

(Tel. 703/334-2873) 
Retired 
Roanoke, Garden City church 

/INTER*, CHARLES H. (L) (Marilyn) 
120 W. Pioneer St., Harrah, WA (Mailing 
address: P.O. Box 69, 98933) 
(Tel. 509/848-2609) 
Pastor, Harrah Grace Brethren Church 

/ITT*, G. DOUGLAS (Margie) 
3528 Garden City Blvd., Roanoke, VA 

24014 

(Tel. 703/427-0576) 
Pastor, Garden City Grace Brethren Church 

fITZKY*, GENE E. (Margaret) 
381 Fox Rd., R. 14, Lexington, OH 44904 

(Tel. 419/884-0692) 
Pastor, Cornerstone Grace Brethren Church 



ZAKAHI*, NATHAN (Kelly) 

98-323 Pono St., Aiea, HI 96701 

(Tel. 808/487-8188) 
Pastor, Waimalu Grace Brethren Church 

ZIELASKO*, JOHN W., Th.M. (Jeane) 
114 15th St., Winona Lake, IN 46590 

(Tel. 219/267-1808) 
Retired Missionary 
Winona Lake church 

ZIMMERMAN*, C. S. 

6945 W. Coronado Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85035 

(Tel. 602/849-5541) 
Pulpit Supply, Bible Teacher 
Trotwood, OH, church 

ZIMMERMAN, LARRY (L) 

c/o Christian Brethren Church, 12585 N.W. 

144th Trail, 34972 
Pastor, Christian Brethren Church 









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Mlegheny— Camp Albryoca; May 15-16 

\rctic— To be announced 

Chesapeake— To be announced 

■ast Central Florida— Orlando, FL; May 2 

: lorida Suncoast— Bradenton GBC; February 29 

fawaii— Undetermined; June 13-14 

ndiana— Eagle GBC, Indianapolis; May 1-2 

owa-Midlands— GBC of Waterloo; June 12-13 

Michigan— Lake Odessa GBC; April 10-11 

lid-Atlantic— GBC of Waynesboro, PA; April 25 

lountain-Plains— Arvada, CO; June 12-14 

lor-Cal— To be announced 

lorthcentral Ohio— Eastside GBC, Columbus, OH; March 28 

lortheastern Ohio— Macedonia, OH; April 4 j 

lorthern Atlantic— Messiah College, Grantham, PA; May 29-31 

orthwest— Kent, WA; February 20-22 

outh Florida-Caribbean— Lake Placid, FL; May 18 

outhern— Aiken, SC; May 1-2 

outhern California-Arizona— GBC, Long Beach, CA; April 26 

outhern Ohio— To be announced 

outhwest— Grace Brethren Navajo Ministries, NM; May 9 

irginia— Fairlawn GBC, Radford, VA; April 3-4 

'estern Pennsylvania— Camp Mantowagan, Saxton, PA; April 25 



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There are a lot of complaints 
these days about the economy 
and a multitude of other prob- 
lems. The main message on the 
evening news is that it keeps get- 
ting tougher out there. The job- 
less rate has gone up and many 
are concerned about job secu- 
rity. National debt is out of con- 
trol. It is our nature to dwell on 
these problems and the effects of 
these problems come very close 
to home. How to pay the bills is 
high on everyone's priority list. 
But because there are so many 
negative things in the world does 
not mean that there is nothing 
good happening. The truth is 
that many good things can come 
out of what appears to be a very 
bleak time. 

History records a dark period 
in the life of a small nation 
which came to question its very 
existence. The sky was silent 
and the voice of God was miss- 
ing. There was not a prophet in 
the land for over four hundred 
years. It appeared that God had 
indeed abandoned Israel. Free- 
dom had also disappeared as 
an invader took over the land. 
The Romans moved in and op- 
pressed the people and their 
government. Religious exercises 
reached a very low level. 

To look at this from a human 
level there was complete despair 
for this nation. But in the midst 
of the darkness God was working 
in the lives of a few people. By 
His Spirit He was speaking and 
the voice of change began in the 
land. Not only was the change to 
take place in a small geographic 
area, the events were to change 
the course of the entire world. 

To a virgin came the mes- 
sage, "You are to become a 
mother and the child you will 
bear shall be called Immanuel— 
God with us." To Joseph, a car- 
penter, came the message of the 
Messiah. Yet another message 
came to a woman who would 
bear a child who would become 
the forerunner of the Messiah. 

As the darkness continued in 
the land, the general popula- 
tion lived out their days not yet 



knowing that there was to be a 
hope from God. When darkness 
seems the darkest it does not 
prove that it will remain dark 
forever. Things were tough in Is- 
rael and despair loomed heavy. 

If you think things are tough 
for you, just imagine for a 
moment a new arrival was to 
appear in your household. To 
add to the new problems, you, 
along with others, are called to 
leave your home and go a long 
distance to register for a census. 
This was not the modern kind 
where the government sends a 
form to fill out which can then be 
returned by mail. No, this cen- 
sus required a trip to your old 
home area. Transportation was 
not good and the problem was 
compounded by a need for a hos- 
pital. Instead there was the long 
walk and a bumpy ride on a don- 
key. When the destination was 
reached, there was no hotel or 
motel and the time of delivery of 
the child was at hand. 

Things can get tough, but it 
does not seem to reach the level 
just described. Out of these diffi- 
cult circumstances and in the 
midst of all of the confusion, the 
cry of a newborn child was heard 
in the stable. The cry was so nat- 
ural no one but a few could 
detect the truth. The Son of God 
cried that day. He was in the 
form of a man and He had come 
to redeem mankind. The light 
was beginning to shine and a 
star in the heavens made its 
glowing appearance. When the 
darkness is the greatest and 
hope is lowest, it is time to listen 
for the voice of God. 

The taking of life has become 
common today and cities that 
never knew the reality of murder 
now announce new killings each 
morning on the early news. 
Abortion is rampant and finan- 
cial clouds gather. This Christ- 
mas would be a good time to 
pause and listen for a voice that 
says, "Come unto Me ye who are 
weary . . . and I will give you 
rest." There is a lot of light, but 
look for the right source of light. 




Things Are 



Tough 
These Days! 



by Charles W. Turner 



HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



CONTENTS 




Volume 53 



December 15, 1991 




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3 Editorial 

Things Are Tough 
These Days! 

by Charles W. Turner 

5 Missions 

God Is Still 
Working in 
People's Hearts 

by Gary M. Kinser 

6 B.E.M. 

Guatemala . . . 
A Time for 
Miracles 

by Patricia Saunier 




8 WMC 

Commitment — 
From Our Hands 
to His 

9 Christmas 

Keep Calvary 
in Christmas 

by Jesse Deloe 



12 Home Missions 
Celebrating in 
Happy Valley 

13 Home Missions 

Breaking Ground 
in Cincinnati 

14 Fellowship News 



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MISSIONS 



God Is Still Working in 
People's Hearts! 



by Gary M. Kinser 




Our first meeting, in May 1991, on Mexico City's 
university campus. 

God is still preparing and working in hearts. Just as 
the Ethiopian eunuch was ready for Philip to come and 
"preach Jesus" to him (Acts 8:26-39) and Lydia's "heart 
was opened" by the Lord to respond to the gospel (Acts 
16: 14), our Lord is at work today! I was reminded of this 
in a remarkable way when I met Roberto Popoca Gonza- 
les in Mexico City. 

Our First Conversation 

I was convinced that God was working in Roberto's 
heart from our first conversation. In May of 1991, Jay 
Bell, Pastor Lance Stowe, and I went to Mexico City for 
three days to scout and plan for a summer short term 
mission trip. On the second day we stepped from the 
crowded bus onto the largest university campus in the 
world, U.N.A.M. (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de 
Mexico). The campus is approximately 15 square miles 
with 350,000 students. Immediately a young man 
walked up to us and said (in broken English), "Where 
are you going? I will help you." We told him we were 
looking for the library. We began to walk to the library 
and after a few minutes of introductions and small talk 
he asked us about our jobs. We told him we were pastors 
in the United States and then waited to hear his re- 
sponse. His statement almost dropped our jaws. He 
said, "Oh, really? I have been reading the Bible, but I 
don't understand what the central message is." After 
some discussion, we thought that because of our limited 
Spanish and his limited English it would be best if we 
made an appointment to meet the Spanish-speaking 
missionaries or pastor. After looking on a map we dis- 
covered that he lives only two major streets from the 
church— in the largest city in the world! The next day we 
flew home without ever meeting with him. I wrote a letter 
to continue contact with him and he never received it. I 
thought we had lost the opportunity, but God had other 
plans. 

Our Second Conversation 

In August 1991 I arrived in Mexico City again, this 
time with a group of 12 college students and translators 
for 10 days of ministry and outreach with the Grace 



Brethren Church and our GBFM missionaries, Bess 
Farrell and Brenda Welling. We had a full calendar of 
scheduled activities, but I still wanted to find time to see 
Roberto. I tried calling him a couple of times through the 
first week but never reached him. Finally I was able to 
reach him the last day we were staying in the city. I 
wanted to see him, so I invited him to come to our spe- 
cial Wednesday night meeting at the church. Dave and 
Sylvia Riggs were presenting their ministry to the Zapo- 
tec Indians. He said that he was very busy and had to 
study for a test the next day, but that he would try to 
come because "you don't find good friends around the 
block." When the meeting was over Roberto showed up 
at the door of the church. 

We sat down and began to talk and eat. He shared 
many personal concerns with me. He said it has been 
difficult for him to sleep for two and a half years because 
he was afraid of the demons that have hassled him at 
night. He said, "Sometimes I read the Bible and I begin 
to cry" and "I just want to know the truth." He said that 
he believed in miracles and that he thought it was a mir- 
acle that he met me on campus in May and was now 
talking to me again. Another Mexican, Raul, who was 
sitting with us, told him that it was a miracle that all 
this had happened and that God could do a miracle in 
his heart right then by bringing him into His family and 
giving him salvation. He showed Roberto from the Bible 
and in Spanish how he could have a personal relation- 
ship with God through Christ. I knew Roberto was un- 
derstanding because he would occasionally translate 
what Raul was saying into English for me. As he was 
concluding, a Mexican woman came up named Clara 
Luz (Spanish for "Clear Light"). She told him how she 
became a Christian and encouraged him to do the same. 
Praise to the Lord! Roberto committed his life to Christ 
that night. The heart God had prepared was now devo- 
ted to Him. 

Our Third Conversation 

God is still working in Roberto's heart. I have heard 
reports from our GBFM missionaries, Bess and Brenda, 
that Roberto is regularly attending church, involved in 
discipleship with John Pieters (sometimes even twice a 
week), and is part of beginning the new youth ministry 
at the church. After talking with Roberto today I was 
glad to hear that he is doing well reading the Bible daily, 
and is sleeping great. There truly is peace and rest in the 
Lord. 

Roberto was one of nine people we saw come to the 
Lord during our ten-day trip. God encouraged us and 
the church greatly during our stay. I could go on and on 
"relating one by one the things that God has done" as 
Paul did in Jerusalem (Acts 21:17-20), and you would 
"glorify God" with us. However, space limits me to the 
story of Roberto. But I hope he will be a reminder to you 
as he is for me that God is preparing and working in 
hearts. 

Gary M. Kinser is the director of the College /Young 
Singles Ministry (Frontline) at the Grace Brethren Church 
in Long Beach, California. 



HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



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Guatemala ... A Time for 

Miracles 



by Patricia Saunier 



"And I pray that you being rooted 
and established in love may have 
power together with all the saints 
to grasp how wide and long and 
high and deep is the love of Christ 
and to know this love that sur- 
passes knowledge— that you may 
be filled to the measure of all full- 
ness of God" (Eph 3:18, 19). Do we 
ever really trust God the way He 
intended us to, or fully see the 
miracles in which He allows us to 
participate? Perhaps just like our 
physical muscles, our spiritual 
muscles must be continually exer- 
cised in order to bring us to a 
deeper awareness of what it means 
to truly depend upon God. 

Love, faith, trust — simple words to say, but 
much more difficult to live by. Never was this 
more vivid to me than last August. In a letter to a 
friend, I commented on a supply of medical 
donations I had received earlier: "We have medi- 
cines we did not ask for, for a trip we don't have 
planned, but I can't wait to see what God has 
planned." Our Lord's plans began to take shape. 
I received a FAX from Tim Carey, missionary with 
Wycliffe in Guatemala. He would be in Miami in 
September. If medical supplies could reach him 
while there, he would carry them into Guatemala 
where they would be used to fight cholera, a dis- 
ease rapidly spreading throughout Central Amer- 
ica. Allowing time for shipping, we had exactly 
eight days in which to gather supplies! We were 
overwhelmed with the task set before us, and we 
certainly underestimated the power of God. 

God, however, had already prepared hearts for 
the request. Within three days several churches, 
two hospitals, nine physicians and two pharma- 
ceutical companies had responded to our pleas. 
On September 8 doctors and other benefactors 
held a time of prayer during which we thanked 
God for His blessings and asked that everyone 
who came in contact with the medicines, from 
UPS handlers to recipients, might hear the Gos- 
pel and receive Jesus as their Savior. More than 
100 pounds of antibiotics, analgesics and surgi- 
cal supplies left Virginia for Miami, along with a 




check for $500 to be used as the 
Lord led. 

In a recent phone conversation 
with Tim, he discussed his arrival 
in Guatemala. He was stopped by 
custom officials as they searched 
through the supplies. However, in 
answer to ongoing prayer, he was 
allowed to bring everything except 
one bottle of aspirin into the coun- 
try! He relayed the joy of the people 
of Xenocoj when they received the 
medicines. Tim shared with the 
villagers about God's love and how 
He through His children was bless- 
ing Xenocoj. 

Tim excitedly reported on the 

church where a First Love Renewal had been 

held last February. 

• Average attendance is 67, and during August 
there were 17 baptisms. 

• The church has a youth group which meets 
once a week. 

• A special concern is the need for a building. 
The fellowship is looking into the possibility of 
purchasing a building or land that can be 
used for church services. 

• The ladies group meets weekly and is saving 
money to contribute to this cause. 

• The Guatemalan Grace Brethren Church, 
under the leadership of Pastor Carlos Vali- 
daus, is active, vibrant, growing and touching 
souls with Christ's love. 

• Almost $1,000 worth of medical supplies and 
money were gathered in the U.S. and deliv- 
ered to Guatemala in less than 14 days! 

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably 
more than all we ask or imagine, according to his 
power that is at work within us, to him be glory 
in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all 
generations, forever and ever!" (Eph 3:20). 



Patricia Saunier is a registered nurse and infant case- 
manager with Allegheny Highlands Community Ser- 
vices Board. She is a member of the Washington 
Heights Grace Brethren Church, Roanoke, VA. 



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Tarah Peters 



Dear Grandma & Grandpa, 

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it's going to be so helpful now as I 
go to Grace College. You knewl 

A thank you is hardly enough for 
all that you've done for me 
throughout my life! But, I'll say it 
anyway . . . THANKS for being 
there for me and being great 
grandparents. I love you both and 
appreciate your love and prayers. 

Love, 




Grandparents Lester and 
Genevene Pifer 



Tarah 



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ARY COUNCIL 



IV 



lENT - From Our Hands to His 



Some of the individuals associated with the birth of Christ showed spe- 
cial commitment in their lives. Who were they? The verses below tell to 
what they were committed, how they demonstrated their commitment, and 
what the results were. After filling in the blanks, use the names of the in- 
dividuals to fill in the puzzle. 



Commitment Demonstration 



Luke 1:6 



2. 



3. 



Matt 1:19 



Luke 2:15 



Matt 2:2 



5. 



6. 



7. 



8. 



9. 



Luke 2:25 



Luke 1:6 



Luke 1:38 



Luke 2:37 



Col 1:13 



Luke 1:62, 63 



Matt 1:24 



Luke 2:16 



Matt 2:9-10 



Luke 2:27 



Luke 1:25 



Luke 1:43 



Luke 2:37 



Col 1:19-20 



Results 



Luke 1:64 


Luke 3:23 


Luke 2:16, 


20 


Matt 2:11 


Luke 2:30 


Luke 1:57 


Luke 1:45 


Luke 2:38 



Col 1:22 



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answers found on page 14 




HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



CHRISTMAS 



Keep Calvary In Christmas 



A Christmas Reading 



by Jesse B. Deloe 



Resting one night outside the little town of 
Bethlehem of Judea, I was trying to get comfort- 
able on the hard ground and shut out the sound 
of my grazing donkey chewing the grass of the 
field. I was one of those unfortunate ones for 
whom there was no room in the town. The king 
had decreed that a census be taken, and all of us 
had to report to our home towns and enroll. 

Bethlehem was an unimportant little town like 
many that dot the map all over the world. It was 
a place where boys grow up but leave to make 
their mark in the world somewhere else. Now, all 
the boys of many years back were coming home 
to register. I suppose if one had enough money or 
influence, he could find lodging somewhere, but I 
was just a poor lad, so I wrapped myself in a 
blanket and stretched out on a sloping hillside 
outside of town to get some rest. 

The road had been crowded all day and after 
my long journey, I was tired and weary; but sleep 
wouldn't come. My parents were no longer living; 
I had no family, and I remembered no friends 
from my childhood days in Bethlehem. I suppose 
it was loneliness as much as anything else that 
kept me awake until it happened. Even as I think 
back on it now, I cannot believe my memory, just 
as I could not believe my ears and eyes those 
many years ago. For as I was tossing on my hard 
bed and wishing for sleep, all of a sudden, I 
heard a distant sound — a sound of singing. 

Thinking perhaps I was sleeping, I raised my 
hand to rub my eyes, and behold, they were 
open; I was not sleeping. The music was too dis- 
tant for me to hear clearly, but I could not be 
mistaken. It was beautiful, even angelic. I looked 
about me, but I could see nothing unusual in the 
darkness. My little donkey had become quiet, 
though, and his ears stood erect as he seemed to 
strain to hear, too. 

Looking off into the distance over the hilltops, 
I thought I saw a glowing light in the sky. There 
were no stars nor any moon that night, but there 
did appear to be a ... a .. . glow; and it was from 
there that the music seemed to be coming. 

As I strained my eyes in the darkness, I 
thought I saw movement on the ground just 
beneath the heavenly glow. Yes, I was sure of it, 
there seemed to be a small group of men moving 



about in no certain direction. And . . . and . . . 
yes, there were sheep milling about the men. 
They were shepherds, and they were excited 
about something unusual. 

They began to move off the hillside together. I 
grabbed my few belongings, threw them over the 
donkey's back and off we went to see what was 
happening. The beauty of the music seemed still 
to linger in the air, and what had sounded like 
claps of thunder had scattered the sheep and the 
herdsmen. I moved as fast as I could to catch up 
to them. 

Not wanting to interfere, I trailed the shep- 
herds at a safe distance until I finally caught 
sight of them again on the road to town. They 
were chatting together excitedly as they hurried 
along, not aware, apparently — or not caring — 
that it was the middle of the night when they 
should be tending their sheep quietly on the hill- 
side. 

I noticed a very young fellow among the shep- 
herds — a boy about my age, following along and 
struggling to catch up with the others. The far- 
ther back he trailed from the rest, the closer I 
came to him, until he finally noticed me. Not 
wanting to frighten him, I spoke softly and 
offered him a ride on the donkey. He gladly 
accepted. As we hurried to catch up with the oth- 
ers, I asked where they were going and what was 
the excitement. 

His explanation of the events I had witnessed 
at a distance was astounding — unbelievable — 
and frankly, I did not put much stock in what he 
was saying. For this is what he told me: 

He had been sleeping with most of the others 
while a guard was on alert. He had been awak- 
ened by what he at first thought was thunder, 
too, but then he recognized a voice — and it 
wasn't any of the shepherds that he knew so 
well, either. Wide awake, then, he began to 
understand what the voice was saying: 

"Don't be afraid, I have come to bring you joy- 
ous good news which is to be shared with all 
people. In David's city, Bethlehem, this very day, 
is born the Savior God has promised and for 
whom His people have been watching. You will 
find him in baby wrappings, lying aresting in an 
oxen's manger." 



HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



9 




if this were not startling enough, the little 
-lated aU of a sudden, a whole host of sing- 
,e^an praising God: "I guess they were 
angels.' he said, "and their music was tremen- 
dous; Fll never forget the sound or the words: 

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth 
peace good will toward men." 

-Well " I said to the lad. "where are you going 
now? Certainly, nobody will believe that story, 

willthev?" A11T1 

He replied. "I don't know about that. All I know 
is that the men decided to seek the sign that the 
angel spoke about. Were looking now for that 
manger where the babv is to be laid." 

Meanwhile, we had come into the outskirts of 
the town, and the shepherds, as if guided by an 
unseen hand, entered a stable behind one of the 
old inns. As I followed them, I was started to 
see— among the oxen and donkeys with a few 
sleeping hens and doves— a mother holding a 
tinv babv. 

My shepherd friends fell immediately to their 
knees and praised God for sending a Savior. I did 
not understand their reaction, but I did observe 
their reverence and awe in seeing the realization 
of the angel's promise and— so the lad told me — 
the fulfillment of centuries of prophecies regard- 
ing a "son to be given" upon whose "shoulders" 
God's government would rest. I'll never forget 
that night, believe me! 



I was just about to enter the city of Jerusalem 
on business one morning when I was confronted 
with a mob. Yes, a mob of people spewing out of 
the city gate and rushing toward me. I barely 
jumped off to the side of the road in time to avoid 
being trampled. It was obvious that this crowd 
was angry; nothing was going to stand in their 
way. so I gladly got out of their path. My busi- 
ness in the provincial city could wait; I wanted to 
know what was going on. 

Not all the crowd seemed angry, though. Not 
all uttered jeers and catcalls; some — a number 
of women, a few men — were weeping. They ap- 
peared distraught and distressed. The face of 
one man, now approaching middle-age, seemed 
familiar to me. It was an anxious face, strained 
in agony and stained with tears. As he passed 
by. our eyes met, and something about each of 
us brought recognition to the other. 

Why, he was the shepherd lad I had seen on 
the road to Bethlehem many years before. Again I 
asked him what was happening, where the crowd 
was going. He pointed to the forlorn figure of a 
man struggling beneath the load of a harsh, 
crude, wooden cross. 

"That man" he said, "is the babe we saw in the 



manger that night." 

I could not believe my ears. How could I recon- 
cile the angel's message at His birth with the 
sight now before my eyes? This was no king; this 
was no deliverer or savior of men. 

In the confusion, the noise, the turmoil of the 
mob, it was difficult to get the whole story, but I 
gathered that the Jewish leaders were not recep- 
tive to the claims of this Jesus; they accused Him 
of blasphemy, and somehow they persuaded the 
political leaders of the day to execute him for the 
charges they falsely brought against Him. 

My shepherd friend had been a close follower 
of Jesus for three years. He had almost forgotten 
about the manger scene until he heard Jesus 
preach by the Sea of Galilee one day, and he was 
immediately taken with the authority of His 
preaching, "the logic of His persuasion, the cor- 
rectness of His use of the Old Testament Scrip- 
tures. In short, the shepherd boy had become a 
believer; he was one of the "way," a follower of 
Jesus as the Christ of Israel. 

Gladly and expectantly, he had followed Him, 
witnessed His miraculous deeds, and served with 
Him without pause. But now, his dreams and 
hopes for the Messiah were being dashed against 
the stones of intolerance, unbelief, and hatred. 
He still expressed faith in this condemned man, 
but he could not understand why it was that He 
was being led to Calvary. 

I had to leave my newly re-found friend, for 
my business in the city was urgent. Turning to 
leave him and make my way against the crowd 
back into the city, I noted for the first time 
where the road was leading and where the mob 
was heading. 

The road wound its way outside the city to a 
hillside. Seeing it in the bright light of the day, I 
noted the shadowed marks on the side of a hill 
away from the sun. Yes, it was the place some- 
times referred to as the place of the skull. It did 
have such markings, and it was chilling just to 
see it. 

Even more c hillin g in the view that day was 
the faint outline at the top of the hill of two 
crosses. I could barely make out the figures of 
men already hanging there. It was evident that 
the bedraggled, worn man — now relieved of his 
burden by another, but still jeered and mocked 
by the mob, even spat upon by some — this man 
was being led to a similar fate. Within a half hour 
or an hour, there were to be three crosses on that 
hilltop. My shepherd friend's master would have 
met his end. 



I was in that "no-man's-land" between deep, 
concentrated reverie and fully conscious aware- 



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CHRISTMAS 



ness, when a stranger appeared at my side and 
spoke sofdy to me, drawing me back down into 
my though tfulness. 

"Do you remember the babe in the manger?" 
he asked. "Do you remember the man in the 
death march? Do you remember me?" 

I looked hard at the speaker. It couldn't be. 
but it was. There stood my shepherd lad, my 
friend of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. How could 
that be? This was centuries later — nearly 2,000 
years. Yet there he was, not much different than 
I remembered from long ago. There was some- 
thing different about this meeting, though. I had 
twice stumbled upon him on his journeys long 
ago; now he finds me on my journey; now he's 
the one asking for an explanation. 

Tell me what's going on here. Where's every- 
one going? What's all the noise and confusion?" 

"Why, it's Christmas," I replied. "We're honor- 
ing the birth of Christ, as we do each year at this 
time." 

"But where is any remembrance of Christ?" he 
asked. "Is it His spirit that I see in the jostling, 
rushing crowds? Is He in the decorated trees in 
the windows? Is He what is wrapped up in all the 
finery of gift packages? Is it Christ who is being 
honored in your town, or is it you, your familv. 
and your friends? 

"What are you looking for in this remem- 
brance — giving a pleasing gift? Getting something 
for yourself that you want? Outdoing someone 
else in decorating or exchanging gifts? I'm sorrv. 
but I don't seem to see the babe in the manger in 
these things." 

I started to protest, but he went on, "And what 
is worse, even in the few store windows where I 
see a manger scene or in those isolated places 
where I read a 'Keep Christ in Christmas' sign, 
there seems to a great deal missing. Who is the 
Christ they want to keep in Christmas? 

"You must remember, my friend, that we met 
not only at Bethlehem but at Jerusalem, too. 
Maybe you didn't hear the most wonderful part 
of the story when we last met, for you ran off so 
quickly and didn't hear the good news." 

"Good news," I thought. Yes. there was Good 
News after all. He didn't need to tell me about the 
Sunday after that crucifixion scene. I know about 
Jesus Christ's rising from the dead. I know that 
He defeated death, sin. and the devil, by His vic- 
torious resurrection. No, I hadn't forgotten that 
part of the story. 

My shepherd friend spoke once again, "You 
must remember, old friend, that there is 'none 
other name under heaven given among men, 
whereby we must be saved.' That red-nosed rein- 



deer you hear about in the song, or that red- 
clothed, white -bearded, jolly man you see in all 
the stores — those aren't names that deliver from 
sin and death. They, in reality, may be just sub- 
stitutes for us. We will never be able to keep 
Christ in Christmas if He is just another 
Rudolph, or Santa Clause, or yule log, or deco- 
rated tree. We must remember why the babe 
came; we must 'Keep Calvary in Christmas!"" 



An unexpected voice startled me once again. 

"Excuse me, will you let me out, please?" 

I had fallen into such deep reverie as I rode the 
bus home that I had forgotten where I was. I let 
my fellow passenger get past me to leave the bus. 
and I collected my thoughts. I looked through the 
bus windows and everywhere my eyes alighted. I 
saw signs of Christmas. 

"But of whose Christmas?" I asked myself. The 
shepherd friend of my daydreaming opened my 
eyes to what is taking place right here — in our 
town — and now — in our time. I began to search 
in the store windows, in the newspaper on my 
lap. in the magazine on the seat beside me. 
Rarely was there any remembrance of the Christ 
of Christmas in any of them. Nowhere was there 
any reference to the reason for His coming. The 
occasional, flippant mention of "peace on earth, 
good will to men" bore no suggestion as to how 
this peace and good will were purchased — at the 
price of the blood of Jesus Christ. 

As I pulled the cord for my stop. I determined 
that this year it was going to be different in my 
family, in my life. This year I want not only to 
bring Christ back into Christmas, but to bring 
Calvary back too. Walking the few blocks to my 
home. I heard the words of a song that began to 
tumble through my mind: "Ring the bells! Ring 
the bells! Let the whole world know." 

"Yes," I thought, "let the whole know Christ 
was born in Bethlehem many years ago." 

Oh, how wonderful the words, for they bring 
Calvary and Christmas together. The tune con- 
tinued: "Born to die that man might live, came to 
earth new life to give." 

Yes. ring the bells! Christ died to give men life. 
Ring the bells! Christ lives today as He did so 
long ago. 

Thank you. shepherd friend; thank you for 
bringing to mind the real story of Christ, Christ- 
mas, and Calvary. I pray that this year my life 
will show my gratitude for Christmas and for 
Calvary. Oh. ring the bells! What joy is ours who 
know the man of the manger and the cross! 



HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



11 



Celebrating in Happy Valley 




Pastor Larry Edwards 



Sunday, October 6, 
1991, at three o'clock in 
the afternoon, Pastor 
Larry Edwards welcomed 
two hundred guests in 
the large conference room 
at Toftrees Resort in 
State College. They had 
come from all over the 
West Penn District to cel- 
ebrate the first anniver- 
sary of the Happy Valley 
Grace Brethren Church in that western Pennsyl- 
vania city. 

District support was evidenced not only by the 
good attendance that beautiful Fall afternoon, 
but also by the prayer support and the financial 
help that the young church receives. Pastors Tim 
Boal, Doug Sabin, Jim Snavely, and Jim Morton 
all participated in the joyous occasion at Toftrees. 
Pastor Snavely of the Tiadaghton Valley Grace 
Brethren Church started a Bible class in the 
State College home of Chuck Rider in October, 
1989. The District has encouraged the ministry 
from its inception. In the Spring of 1990 Larry 
Edwards was challenged to consider this city for 
the planting of a new church. His ten years at the 
Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, Indiana, had 
been fruitful and fulfilling years. 

After two visits to the area and much soul- 
searching prayer the Edwards family decided to 
move East to State College, home of Penn State 
University. Worship services began in the church 
planter's home on October 7, 1990. Realizing that 
a private home has great limitations for use as a 
church, meetings were moved to Toftrees, a Mar- 
riott Resort, on January 13, 1991. 

In May this year 
the Lord moved 
Jim and Jan Mor- 
ton from Colum- 
bus, Ohio, to assist 
in this exciting en- 
deavor of faith. Jim 
is a licensed minis- 
ter and was in a 
middle manage- 
ment position be- 



By William H. Snell 

fore joining hands with Pastor Edwards. The 
Worthington Grace Brethren Church in Colum- 
bus committed themselves to support the Mor- 
ton family until they could find employment at 
their new home. 

State College is a unique community of baby 
boomers. The average resident is thirty- two 
years old, Caucasian, a white-collar worker, and 
has at least four years of college education. De- 
mographic stud- 
ies show that there 
is a significant in- 
crease in families 
now making State 
College their per- 
manent home. 

When more than 
94,000 fans pack 
into the university 
stadium for a Nit- 
tany Lions football 
game, the college 
town becomes the 

fifth largest city in Pennsylvania. Statistical 
analysis indicates that by the turn of the century. 
State College will be one of the largest cities in the 
state even without the influx of fans for a Satur- 
day football game. 

Presently, the core group of the church 
includes seven families. Brethren across the 
country are encouraged to join the pastors and 
people of the Happy Valley Grace Brethren 
Church in asking God to build a strong church in 
that spiritually needy valley. 





William H. SneU. is Director of Church 
Planting and Development for Grace Breth- 
ren Home Missions. He 
is responsible for new 
church starts in the 
East and South. He 
came to this position 
from the pastorate in 
Martinsburg, Pennsylva- 
nia, about the same 
time that the ministry in 
nearby State College be- 
gan services in Pastor 
Edwards' home. 



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HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



HOME MISSIONS 




Pastor Mike's son Craig drives 
his "stake" In the future church 
site. 

Un September 8, the congre- 
gation of the Grace Brethren 
Church of Greater Cincinnati 
held a ground-breaking cere- 
mony on a beautiful six-acre 
site within two minutes of the 
1-275 beltway. 

It was an exciting day as 
church-planters Mike and Liz 
Clapham recounted the many 
blessings of 
God in their 
ministry. Sev- 
eral members 
gave thanks 
for what the 
church has 
meant to 

their families. 

Grace Breth- 
ren Home Mis- 
sions helped 
Mike and Liz 
begin the work, 

along with help from the 
Columbus, Ohio, Grace Breth- 
ren Church and the North Cen- 
tral and Southern Ohio District 
Mission Boards. The young 
congregation began meeting in 
the Clapham living room in 
1980. Quickly outgrowing the 



Breaking 

Ground 

in Cincinnati 




Prayer and dlsclpleshlp have 
been key factors In the growth 
of the church. 



by Larry N. Chamberlain 



home, services were 
moved to a bank confer- 
ence room and, later, to 
the public school close to 
their property site where 
they have been meeting 
ever since. 

Mike led his congrega- 
tion to self-support status 
in 1986, right on sched- 
ule. They have since fully 
paid for their property 
and have raised more 
than $200,000 for the 
construction of a first- 
phase worship facility. They 
hope to build debt-free, and 
they're well on 
their way! 

Mike's story 
is repeated all 
across Amer- 
ica. (Not all 
Home Mission 
churches build 
debt-free, how- 
ever.) Last year 
seven churches 
went self-sup- 
porting, and 
this year an- 
other six will take that step of 
faith and will continue to grow. 
A vibrant, healthy church is 
reaching people for Christ today 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, because of 
the faithful prayer and financial 
support from Grace Brethren 
people and churches. On behalf 




Cincinnati skyline. 



of Mike and his fellow church 
planters across America, Home 
Missions says "Thanks" for that 
support. 

Larry Chamberlain is Executive 
Director of Grace Brethren Home 
Missions. 



In this final month of the year, 
we are asking God to provide 
the church-planting funds 
that are so desperately needed 
to close our books in a healthy 
condition. On behalf of thirty- 
four churches and pastors, 
may I ask you to consider a 
generous year -end gift for 
Home Missions? Thanks for 
allowing God to use you to pro- 
vide the needed resources for 
MISSION AMERICA. LNC 



HERALD/ December 15, 1991 



13 



UPDATE 



Lew Ingwaldson has resigned 
from the pastorate at the San Jose, 
CA, church, effective October 13, 
1991. His temporary address is: 
General Delivery, Kirtland, NM 
87417. 

Steve Koontz, Fort Lauderdale, 
FL, has joined the staff at the Grace 
Brethren Church, Murrysville, PA. 
He will be directing the youth minis- 
try there. 

Steve Blake, former pastor of the 
Third Brethren Church in Philadel- 
phia, PA, has accepted the pastor- 
ate of the Pike Grace Brethren 
Church in Johnstown, PA. 
Gary Gnagey has resigned from 
the pastorate of the Suburban 
Grace Brethren Church of Hatboro, 
PA, effective October 27, 1991. 
Future plans are indefinite. 
Larry Smithwick resigned from the 
pastorate of the Anchorage Grace 
Brethren Church, Anchorage, AK. 
His resignation took effect on 
November 10, 1991. His new 
address is: 55 W. Washington, No. 
93, Yakima, WA 98903. 
Pastor James S. Laird, Sr., senior 
pastor of the Martinsburg GBC of 
Martinsburg, PA, announces the 
addition of Associate Pastor J. 
Brant Leidy. Pastor Leidy began his 
duties July 1. 

Daton and Velma Cundiff are cel- 
ebrating their 50th wedding anni- 
versary year. If you would like to 
send your greetings, their address 
is: 3813 Longmeadow Ave. NW, 
Roanoke, VA 24017. 



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Deaths: 

Baker, Ida, June 13, 1991 . She was a 
faithful member of the Grace Brethren 
Church, Martinsburg, PA, since 1938. 
James Laird, pastor. 

Brooks, Samuel, July 1, 1991. He 

graduated from this earth to his heavenly 
home after a lengthy illness. H. Don 
Rough, pastor. 

George, Dale, September 21 , 1 991 . He was 
a faithful attender of the Riverside Grace 
Brethren Church and contributed many 
long hours and knowledgeable 
information in the building of their present 
facilities. H. Don Rough, pastor. 

Mowry, Shirley, October 8, 1991. She was 
involved with the music of the Grace 
Brethren Church, Martinsburg, PA. 
James Laird, pastor. 

Weddings: 

Beam. Melissa Wagner and Shawn Beam 
were married on July 19, 1991, at the 
Riverside Grace Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, PA. H. Don Rough, pastor. 

Deal. Loretta Hetz and Donald Deal were 
united in marriage on October 19, 1991, 



at the Grace Brethren Church of 
Meyersdale, PA. Larry Gegner, pastor. 

Gallo. Elizabeth Stitely and Todd Gallo were 
married on June 8, 1 991 , at the Riverside 
Grace Brethren Church, Johnstown, PA. 
H. Don Rough, pastor. 

Haglund. Pat Nicholson and Erie Haglund 
were married in a unique outdoor 
wedding on the bride's grandfather's 
farm, Meyersdale, PA, on August 10, 
1 991 . Pastor Larry Gegner performed the 
ceremony. 

Kauffman. Beverly Stanley and Michael 
Kauffman were married on September 
28, 1991 , at the Riverside Grace 
Brethren Church, Johnstown, PA. 
Pastors H. Don Rough and Luke 
Kauffman (Michael's pastor) officiated at 
the ceremony. 

Keith. Ginger Sipes and LeMar Keith were 
married on August 24, 1 991 , in the Grace 
Brethren Church of Martinsburg, PA. 
James Laird, pastor. 

Seth. Lori Decker and Shawn Seth were 
married on March 9, 1991 , at the 
Riverside Grace Brethren Church, 
Johnstown, PA. H. Don Rough, pastor. 



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